Archive for November 15th, 2010

TPW TV–Youth Duck Hunting

Monday, November 15th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

The Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series visits Katy Prairie this month for a segment on youth duck hunting. Abe Moore produced the show.

And it was put on by some volunteers and some folks from the Texas Youth Hunting program and also some folks from the Katy Prairie Conservancy. And it’s basically just getting some beginners out there, and giving them a chance to go duck hunting.

Once they’ve got their hunter education, and they have their hunting licenses, and we can take care of everything else. All they have to bring with them is a desire to go hunting and enjoy the outdoors.

What was that like watching these kids out there in the field?

I’m not a big duck hunter, myself, but they took us into this wetland so we’re basically in water up to our bellies. And it was just fun to watch them; and the parents are always with them, right next to them.

You just show up. They have decoys, they have dogs, they have calls. But, if you don’t have dick hunting equipment then you can go and see if duck hunting is your thing.

Were these kids really serious little hunters?

Some of them were. Some of them you could tell it was their first time and they were soaking it all in, saying, ‘Wow, I’m really wet. Wow, I’m really here in the cold.”

Usually in every group of kids there’s a little know-it-all. Did you come across any guy or gal who seemed to think they had some answers?

We did, and you’ll hear from him in the story. And the show is on Texas Parks and Wildlife television, on all your PBS stations. And for folks who want to learn more about the Texas Youth Hunting program, you can go to

Thanks Abe,

We receive support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration program…working to increase fishing, boating, shooting and hunting opportunities in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.