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Mentor youth dove hunt sign-ups begin Aug. 12

From Outdoor News Daily, folks in KY are gearing up for youth dove hunts!  We've seen many articles lately about the upcoming dove season and folks making special plans to get kids out hunting.  Dove hunts provide special opportunities for new hunts.  They can be very safe in that you can sit the new hunter down and say "Shoot here!".  They have their zone of fire to work with and with a mentor guiding them, the fast action and lots of shooting can be lots of fun.

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The mentor-youth dove hunts offer adults an opportunity to initiate youth aged 15 years and under into

Washington II Washington aims to broaden horizons for inner-city youth

From Washington Life Magazine, here is an article about taking inner-city Washington kids hiking and camping.

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But for too many inner-city youth in Washington, life only exists within a two-block radius. Enter Davy Rothbart.

Kids Fishing Rodeo Passes Sport To Next Generation

From the Long Beach Gazzette, we found an article on a Kids Fishing Rodeo that's been going on for 60 years!

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“It’s really all about teaching kids to fish,” Scott said. “Some have never seen the ocean and this is really an outreach effort.”

This will be the long-running event’s 60th year. It originally started with Tuna Club members taking the children out on a bunch of boats. It also spent time at Rainbow Harbor. Now, it’s settled in nicely at the Belmont Pier, Scott said.

“Fishing is just an enjoyable hobby,” Scott said.

Cast & Blast at Ringneck Ranch

WhenSeptember 14, 2013, 
WhereRingneck Ranch, Tipton, KS

Ringneck Ranch, a premier hunting facility in NC Kansas, is hosting a Cast & Blast event for Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors. We will meet at Ringneck Ranch at 8am on 9/14 for a safety talk before heading for the dove fields. After lunch, we'll head to some local fishing holes for an afternoon of fishing.

This event will be limited to 30 children and 30 mentors. All participants must bring a signed waiver (see attached)

Information: Contact Mike Christensen at 316-290-8883 or via email at for

Blazing new trails

From the Spokane, WA Spokesman-Review, here is a story on a new book titled "Get Your Kids Hiking".  

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To write his book, Alt, 46, drew on his own family’s experiences, recording what gear, clothing and techniques worked on their hikes and what didn’t. He and his wife, Beth, 39, are parents to Madison, 8, and William, 6, who both were carried on their first hikes as newborns. At 21 months, Madison accompanied Alt and other family members – including Alt’s 4-year-old nephew – on a 50-mile trek on Ireland’s Burren Way.

Alt combined those experiences with research and


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