Yes, well, we're all getting a little long in the tooth in Nova Scotia. I think the average age of our hunters is running at about 55 years. We're trying to bring more people into our program.
Yes, the youth get training. We also put on training programs around the province for youth to attend to get first-hand experience at shooting sports and at trapping as well.
We're also looking at a small increase in the number of women who participate in the sport. As a matter of fact, last weekend at the sports and RV show in Halifax there were quite a few women, who had formed their own club in order to participate in a one-on-one woman camaraderie thing as they participate in hunting. We think this is tremendous.
Let me put a little more information into this thing too, just to show the committee. In Nova Scotia we also have a program called Hunters Helping the Hungry. We donate part of our bounty to the food bank in Nova Scotia to feed Nova Scotia. Last year we put in more than 2,000 kilograms of protein. They have a hard time getting protein. This is something that's very important to the community, so we're also giving back in that respect—not only the money but part of the kill.