You can’t have a family friendly event without making sure there are plenty of activities for the hunters of the future!
The Oregon Waterfowl Festival is not just for adults. We work hard every year to make sure that the event is family friendly and has enough activities for the youth that are so important to the future of hunting. So bring your kids, grandkids, or the whole family and get ready for some fun.
Some of the wildest looking ducks are spotted at the festival each year. A few species seen are the Green-Wing Mallard, PinWidge, Woody Teal, and the vary rare Redheaded Spoony. While you will probably never see any of these in the duck blind this fall, these decoys are sure to become an important addition to your spread. Free to all participants. Must be present to win.
It’s not an Oregon Waterfowl Festival kidsville without one of the most popular events, WADER RACES!
Suit your youngsters up in adult waders and root them on as they race their friends. Winners will be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes. We will draw the winners at the Hevi-Shot BBQ Saturday evening. Kids under 14 are eligible. Must be present to win.
Does your kid want to call like the pros? Give them a chance to compete in the youth calling contest and they can come home with some prizes. ODHA generously pays for every youth competitors entry fees.
In addition to flinging a few arrows, let your kid try shooting a BB Gun in a safe environment. The Cabela’s staff will instruct your youngster how to safely shoot a BB gun. With their help your son/daughter will be shooting bullseyes in no time.
More fun than an unexpected flock of “Buzzing Teal”, for the kids that is. Always one of the main attractions for the little ones.
Bring the kids out to shoot some of our Barnett Youth Bows in the Cabela’s blow up archery range. Barnett and Cabela’s Pro Staffers will help your kids learn the basics on how to shoot a bow, shoot a bow more efficiently and how to have fun. They will offer tips and get the kids shooting bulls eyes in no time. Every kid that shoots a bow will get their name entered in a drawing to win a Barnett Youth Bow. We will draw the winner at the Hevi-Shot BBQ Saturday evening. Kids under 14 are eligible.