Department of Agriculture to host ‘Field to Fork – Babui’ hunt

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The babui hunt will feed families, foster safe, responsible and ethical hunter development, and reduce our nuisance feral pig population. (PNC file photo)

The Department of Agriculture’s (DOAG) Hunter Education Program has announced a “Field to Fork – Babui” hunt on August 21, 2021.

The babui hunt will feed families, foster safe, responsible and ethical hunter development, and reduce our nuisance feral pig population.  Event organizers are partnering with the Offices of Senator Clynt Ridgell, and Vice Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, as well as the Mayors of Talofofo and Yigo, Northern and Southern Guam Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Farmer’s Cooperative Association of Guam and Matson Guam.

The senators will be providing volunteer manpower support during all stages of the event.  The districts and Farmer’s Co-Op are assisting with participant recruitment and prizes for winners.  Matson Guam is generously donating the use of two refrigerated container units to ensure the quality and safety of the pig meat.  Partners are providing valuable support and logistics to ensure a successful event for our community.  Pigs will be distributed whole and unprocessed.  Safe handling guidelines will be provided to families.

The Field to Fork – Babui Hunt participants will compete in either the firearm or bow divisions and in the following categories:  Individual, Family Group, and  New Hunter.

Derby Registration forms will be uploaded through DOAG’s website, social media and available for pick up at the DAWR office. Hunters, please visit https://doag.guam.gov/events/   to download the registration packet.  You may fill out the forms and bring them to the Mandatory Safety Briefing. Everyone must bring a valid picture ID.  A current Firearms ID is required if you are hunting with a firearm. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please provide identification proof at the time of registration.  Please call 735-0294 for accepted forms of identification.  All registration, safety briefing, and hunt day information are included in a chart on the next page.  The purpose of this event and others like it are to encourage the Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation of hunters in Guam.

“In as many facets as possible, your Department of Agriculture strives to help foster community engagement in increasing Guam’s food security.  This is one of the most fun ways to do just that, while also reducing the population of this nuisance species causing so much destruction to our lands,” states Department of Agriculture Director Chelsa Muna-Brecht.

Field to Fork – Babui is funded by the Guam Hunter Education Program, through a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Grant Program.

 

Activity Location Date
Registration Forms Download forms online at doag.guam.gov under Resource OR pick up at the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) office.

Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. 735-0294

Up to August 20, 2021
Mandatory Safety Briefing

 

E-mail: jane.dia@doag.guam.gov to reserve your date and time of ONE time slot.

 

Maximum 30 persons per one-hour time slot.

 

 

Bring completed forms to the Mandatory Safety Briefing at DOAG Director’s Office 735-2094.

If using firearms, bring current Firearms ID. Minors must be accompanied by legal parent/guardian and have proof of identification.

 

1) Friday, August 6, 2021

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm AND

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

*30 persons per slot (1-hour)

 

2) Friday, August 20 2021

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm AND

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

*30 persons per slot (1-hour)

 

Hunt Day

 

 

Check-Out/In stations

 

Mangilao – DOAG – change or add runners
(Verify IDs)

 

Talofofo Mayor’s Office – count pigs, pick up pigs

 

Yigo Mayor’s Office, Gym – count pigs, pick up pigs

Saturday, August 21, 2021

5:00 am – Check out to hunt.

12:00 – 8:00 pm –
Pick up pigs at Talofofo and Yigo.

8:00 pm – Check in from hunt.
No more pigs counted.

 

(Guam Department of Agriculture Release)
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