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Inaugural Ellis County Youth Turkey Hunt Brings Home Birds

The KDWPT website has a nice article on a youth turkey hunt, hosted by KDWPT and the local NWTF chapter for kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Ellis Co.

Quoting from the article,

“All the kids learned that while you don’t harvest a bird every time out, it can still be a wonderful experience,” said Vickie Cikanek, KDWPT biological technician and one of several hunt coordinators. “It is our hope that, with the knowledge given to them, these youth will continue to enjoy turkey hunting on their own, as well as the many other experiences our Kansas outdoors has to offer.”

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Shooting Sports Enthusiasm: PASS IT ON.

The Friends of NRA has been a strong supporter of Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors.  The Q1 '14 edition of their Traditions magazine featured an article on how we were putting their generous support to work, getting more kids outdoors hunting/shooting.

Here is a link to the article: http://friendsofnra.org/State.aspx?sid=17&cid=1028

Many thanks to Friends of NRA!!

Youth bag turkey in spring hunt

From the St. Joseph, MO News-Press, the Brown Co Quail Forever Chapter and the Thundering Toms National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter partnered to host a youth turkey hunt for the fifth year in a row.

Quoting from the article,

Bill Vonderschmidt, president of the local Quail Forever chapter, said the purpose of the event is to introduce outdoor recreation to the youth regardless of how many birds are bagged.

“We saw a lot of turkeys but they aren’t always where you want them to be,” Vonderschmidt said. “But I guess that’s why they call it hunting.”

Vonderschmidt said the partnership

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