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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

Nebraska Family Fishing Events Set for 2014

From the Outdoor Wire, Nebraska Game and Parks has announced the slate for Family Fishing Events.

LINCOLN - Another spring and summer of family fishing fun is scheduled with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Family Fishing Events.

Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing instruction, will be available for free. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer at each site. Appropriate fishing and park permits are required.

All events are from 6-8

Nebraska Youths participate in mentored hunt

From the Sioux City Journal.com, 8 Nebraska youths participated in a spring turkey hunt hosted by Nebraska Game & Parks.

Quoting from the article,

Eight Northeast Nebraska youths took part in a special mentored-youth turkey hunt last weekend at Ponca State Park.

The event was sponsored by the Nebraska Game & Parks under the direction of Tom Zimmer of the Norfolk office. The National Wild Turkey Federation Triple Creek Longbeards chapter helped with the hunt and on Friday night sponsored the kids, mentors and landowners to a banquet.

You can read the full article here.

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