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Outdoor Mentoring Articles by Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce, outdoor writer for the Wichita Eagle, has written a number of articles about our Outdoor Mentoring efforts in the Wichita Eagle.  In the fall of 2013, he took things a step beyond just writing and started working with a young man, taking him hunting, shooting, fishing...and lots of other outdoor adventures.

Here is a quick listing of his article, with links to the Wichita Eagle so that you can read them.

July 2010.  Derby sculptor again donates work for Pass It On.  John Parson has been a long-time supporter of Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors.  This article is about the Outdoor Mentors sculpture series that John did for us.

February 2012.  Great day for geese show  Michael came along on an outstanding goose hunt just south of Pratt, KS, hosted by Flatland Waterfowl.

September 2012.  Young shooters get a day in the field.  We had  a great dove hunt at the McPherson Wetlands.

March 2013.  Pass It On program works with Kansas youth.  This is a nice background article on our program, talking about a couple of young men who went through the program.

February 2014A friendship that will last a long time  Michael writes about his first mentoring experiences with young Jake.

February 2014.  Raptor stand-off between night and day.  Michael writes about some of his adventures with Jake.

April 2014.  Patterning shotguns for turkey hunting important, fun  Michael writes about getting young Jake ready for spring turkey season.

May 2014.  Turkeys are worth the time.  Michael writes about the time he has spent turkey hunting with Jake.

June 2014. Father-in-law's advice comes through, three decades after he's passed  Michael writes about a special fishing trip with Jake.

July 2014. Retailer, mentoring group team up to get fishing gear in kids’ hands. Michael tells how Bass Pro Shops has been a great partner in our efforts to get kids outdoors fishing.

September 2014. Elk City Wildlife Area's public area awash with doves on opening day. Michael writes about a dove hunt with Jake.

December 2014Kansas outdoors a perfect place for rites of passage. Michael writes reflects on his time over the last year with Jake.

February 2015Closing of the seasons as good as the opening. Michael takes young Jake and Jake's friend Kai on an end-of-the-season hunt.