Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 11, 2010 15:12 ET

Is hunting good for kids?

Behavioral scientist weighs in at upcoming O.F.A.H. Fish & Wildlife Conference

Attention: Agriculture Editor, Assignment Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor, Sports Editor ON, O.F.A.H. MEDIA ADVISORY/INVITATION --(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - Dr. Randall Eaton is an internationally known behavioral scientist who has studied large predators, predation and hunting since 1966. His conclusion? Hunting is good for kids, particularly for adolescent males.

Dr. Eaton, who has written/edited over a dozen books and produced several award winning documentaries, will be in Mississauga next week to address members of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) during the 82nd O.F.A.H. Fish and Wildlife Conference. The event features a series of presenters on topics of interest and concern to anglers and hunters, and draws approximately 500 attendees annually.

From Boys to Men of Heart - Hunting as Rite of Passage is the title of Dr. Eaton's latest book. In it, Eaton presents compelling evidence from several disciplines that adolescent males need rites of passage to become responsible adults.

Dr. Eaton has served on the faculties of zoology, psychology, wildlife and humanities of several universities including University of Washington and University of Georgia. He has lectured on over 60 campuses in North America. In 2000 he was named "Conservationist Lecturer of the Year" at North Carolina State, and in 2002 was "Distinguished Visiting Scholar" at the University of Alberta, where he became an adjunct faculty member.

The Media are invited to attend the 82nd O.F.A.H. Fish & Wildlife Conference in its entirety, or for Dr Eaton's presentation. They are also invited to contact the O.F.A.H. to schedule an interview with Dr. Eaton while he is in Ontario at the conference.

Who: Dr Randall Eaton, behavioral scientist, author, producer, conservationist, hunter
What: Presentation to O.F.A.H. Fish & Wildlife Conference
When: Presenting March 20, 8:30 AM, available from March 17-21
Where: Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre, Mississauga

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 660 member clubs, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is the leading fishing, hunting and conservation organization in Ontario. To learn more, visit www.ofah.org
/For further information: Greg Farrant
Manager, Government Relations and Communications
705-748-6324 ext 236/ IN: EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Lezlie Goodwin, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 270
    E-mail: lezlie_goodwin@ofah.org