Last September, I received an email from a mother whose 11-year old son wanted to learn to hunt and fish. (You can read my original blog posting here
) He had lost his father and had no one to take him. He had been on the waiting list for a Big Brother for 3 years, but hadn't been matched yet. She asked if I could help find an outdoor mentor for her son.
Michael Pearce, outdoor writer for the Wichita Eagle, was one of a number of folks from across the country who replied to the email, asking if they could help.