Area II holds Wildlife Alliance for Youth contest in San Angelo

The Area II Wildlife Alliance for Youth (WAY) Contest was held at Angelo State’s MIR Center in San Angelo, Texas on April 15. The WAY Contest was created to foster an awareness and respect for the environment and natural resources as well as an increased ecological understanding of wildlife management. WAY is a Wildlife and Recreation Management Career Development Event (CDE) for FFA and 4-H youth in Texas. The contest also offers scholarships to contest winners. The WAY contest addresses the following nine subject areas in wildlife and recreation management: wildlife plant identification; wildlife plant preferences; wildlife biological facts; wildlife habitat; habitat management; game laws; hunter, boater and angler safety; compass and pacing; and identification techniques. This year’s top five FFA teams are: 1. Anson, 2. Snyder, 3. Seagraves, 4. Denver City, and 5. Roby. The top two 4-H teams are: 1. San Angelo 4-H and 2. McCulloch 4-H. Winners will advance to the State WAY Competition in Junction, TX on May 13. The FFA High Point Individual was Justin Sowell, Samuel Clements FFA. The 4-H High Point Individual was Mandy Currie, San Angelo 4-H. For further information on the Area II WAY Contest, please contact Joe Freeman at 325-247-5739 or Ben Wilde at 325-651-2859. Sponsors include the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Cooperative Extension, and the Texas Education Agency, along with local soil and water conservation districts. A special thanks goes to Angelo State for hosting the competition.

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