There is a lot planned for the summer for Ponoka Fish and Game, including a kids camp coming up. File photo

Big summer events ready for Ponoka Fish and Game

The association is readying itself for the big summer kids’ camp

Summer is here at last.

All our events we hold every summer are now in full swing. As you perhaps know we changed our trap shooting night to Tuesdays. It seems to work okay as we have several shooters like we had on Mondays. Archery has been going ever since the snow melted with good attendance.

Kids camp is coming up July 9th to the 13th. There were still six openings at our last meeting, so if any kids are interested in going to camp here is your opportunity to learn about nature and what lives in our environment.

We have a very busy schedule, as always, with the many things we work on every year. We are working on the Gull Lake project we started on about five years ago, fixing a camp ground and building a camp kitchen. It takes a good amount of time as this is all done by volunteers. Most of the volunteers are still working at their regular jobs so can only work now and then. We will get it completed one of these days.

If you are going camping where there are grizzly bears in the area be sure to be alert as this is mating season and they could be more aggressive than normal. Black bears have been seen in some places where they are not normally seen, so be aware.

All of our birds and wild animals now have little ones that are now out and about so look around when you are out in the wild and enjoy our natural resources, they are a joy to watch. We had a good spring for our critters. Sure hope the grouse had a good hatch this spring as the count has been little thin the last two or three years, at least where we have been hunting the last 20 years. I have seen lots of geese and a few baby ducks. The snow stayed so long looked like the hatch was a little later this spring.

Looks like we are going to have lots of people in town for the stampede as a person sees RVs everywhere. Maybe the weather will be good for the events even though we could use some rain.

Hope everyone got their draws in as hunting season will be here before you know it. Check all your win cards and firearms licenses and make sure they are all up to date before you go hunting.

As I mentioned before there are still some openings for kids camp, if you are interested you can call Christine at 403-783-4903.

Have a great summer and stay safe.

Yours in conservation.

Robert Greene

Publicity chairman

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