APH Reflection Lake Festival
Saturday, July 20th…….12 noon to about 4 pm
This is an annual event held by APH to celebrate the work they have done throughout the year and to let people know and be involved in current projects. They expect between 300-500 people in attendance. While it is a for profit event, the profit realized is primarily through donations from venders who will be there. There will be live music food, canoe rentals, retriever demonstrations and more.
The Alaska Wildlife Association has been invited to set up a display. That’s where we fit in. This is our (AWA and forum members) chance to reach out and let kids and newbie’s know about our waterfowl sport. We talked about it last winter, having a kid’s event to teach about duck hunting, calling, etc. Well, this is the perfect opportunity. We need some volunteers to come and be involved with the event. To show kids and newbie’s about duck hunting, calling, decoys, dogs, blind building and etc. Really, this is not asking much. Bring out a duck boat and some other gear and talk about it with the non hunters there. There is lots of room there; the slough that enters Reflection Lake is ideal duck habitat and many places to show about blind building, decoys and retrieving. It will just require a hour to two set up and a few hours in the afternoon. It’s after King season and before silvers get hot, and before most hunting seasons open. About 6 weeks before ducks open, an ideal time.
Get involved instead of complaigning from the side lines. Come out also to talk with some of the APH members, tell them about the needed wildlife habitat projects on the flats, erosion from the high tides draining the swamps, our objections to enlarging the parking lots and increased access. APH needs to get feedback from the actual users of the marsh. We are the ones who buy sports equipment, guns and ammo that are taxed to support and maintain wildlife. Hope to see some of you out there. PM or call or email me with your ideas, or reply on this thread.