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First Hunt, Kingman, KS - 1/30/16

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors hosted another First Hunt event on Saturday, 1/30 at Bluestem Hunting Preserve near Kingman, KS.

We had 15 new hunters in total, with some from Kingman and some from Wichita. The Kingman kids were mostly 7th graders who had taken hunter ed at the middle school in Kingman. The Wichita hunters had recently completed a class that Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors had helped coordinate for the FOP and their families.

Volunteers from Wichita PF, QF and NWTF chapters helped with the hunt, mentoring the new hunters as they walked the fields.

First Hunt pheasant hunts start with

Waconda Lake Youth & Women's Pheasant Hunt a Big Success

News Release

                                                                                    Release Date:            January 7, 2016

                                                                                    Contact:                    Chris Lecuyer, Manager

                                                                                                                     Glen Elder Wildlife Area

                                                                                                                     (785) 545-3345



Outdoor Mentor named Big Brother of the Year

Dave Marble named
2014 Big Brother of the Year

February 2, 2015, Wichita, KS – Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters has named Dave Marble the 2014 Sedgwick County Community Based Big Brother of the Year.

Dave has been a long-time volunteer for the Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors program before stepping up to mentor young Taylor Tennant.  Matched in '09, Dave has spent many days in the field with Taylor, hunting and fishing.

 Dave has served at the Youth Coordinator for the Ringneck Rustlers Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. announces changes to Board of Directors

Contact:           Michael  Christensen
                       Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc.
                       310 E 2nd
Wichita, KS  67202



Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. announces changes to Board of Directors


February 2, 2015, Wichita, KS – Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. announced Ryan Bronson of Eagan, MN, as the Chairman the organization's National Board of Directors.

Kansas outdoors a perfect place for rites of passage

Michael Pearce, outdoor writer for the Wichita Eagle, has another installment on his blog about the time he has been spending mentoring young Jake in the outdoors.

Quoting from Michael's article:

Today, it seems too many boys are turning to ill-advised acts to prove themselves as men to themselves and their peers. Such things include joining violent gangs, abusing alcohol and drugs, driving too fast and fathering illegitimate children. Sadly too many girls are doing much of the same to prove themselves, too.

And such things are why I think it's so important that adults encourage and lead

WSU Shocker Shooting Sports Team Supports Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors


For Immediate Release

Wichita, KS, September 9, 2014.  In conjunction with the Shocker Fall Classic, held September 6-7 at the Ark Valley Gun Club and Shady Creek Sporting Clays, the Wichita State University Shooting Sports Team raised funds that were donated to Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. in support of their efforts to get more children outdoors hunting, fishing and shooting.

“Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors is currently working in several states to implement Outdoor Mentoring Partnerships that provide more opportunities for kids to learn to hunt, shoot and fish,”

Michael Pearce takes young Jake dove hunting...

Michael Pearce has another installment in his series of stories about his time mentoring young Jake in the outdoors.  He took Jake dove hunting on one of KDWPT's special youth/mentor dove fields.

Thanks to Michael, young Jake has been deer hunting, duck hunting, goose hunting, turkey hunting, pheasant hunting and now dove hunting.  And he's done a bit of fishing along the way as well.

Here is the link to Michael's latest story.

We've got lots of youngsters like Jake all over the country, young boys and girls who need a mentor to take them outdoors and show them the joy of hunting and

Arizona's Hunting & Angling Heritage Working Group

The Wildlife Management Institute has an article in their Outdoor News Bulletin, by Dr. Jonathan Gassett on the Arizona Hunting and Angling Heritage Working Group (HAHWG).

Many of these groups are members of Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors and doing great work to get more kids outdoors.

The Arizona Elk Society  hosts Wapiti weekends and teams up with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Phoenix Varmint Callers, and AZ Game & Fish for youth turkey camps. (You'll note the Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors logo top center in the banner in the picture below.)

This past weekend, we partnered with the

Retailer, mentoring group team up to get fishing gear in kids’ hands

In the July 5th edition of the Wichita Eagle, there is a nice article on how Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, and the kids we work with, benefit from the Rod & Reel Trade-In program that Bass Pro Shops runs during their spring Fishing Classic.

You can read the story by Michael Pearce here.

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors is very grateful to all of the Bass Pro Shops stores across the country who generously share the used rods/reels that they receive, making it possible for us to provide quality fishing gear to get more kids outdoors, fishing!



OK (Outdoor Kansas) Kids' Day Events Listings

Kansas Wildscape has listed all of the OK Kids' Day events on their website.  Once again, they have a full slate of events from across the state.  These are great opportunities for children to get outdoors!

The following has been copied from the Kansas Wildscape website.  You might want to visit their site for any changes.



24 - Great Plains Nature Center "Blast from the Past", Wichita (316) 683-5499

30 – Baldwin City OKKids Day, Baldwin City Lake – (785) 764-0200



2-5 Johnson Co. Parks & Recreation Fishing Camp with Cops n Bobbers – (913) 208-1920

6 - Girls Scouts of the Kansas


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