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Mentored Youth Hunting Demo Days At Public Shooting Ranges

In this story from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the MI DNR is offering Youth Hunting Demo Days at several public shooting ranges around the state.  Recent changes in the age requirements for hunters is providing new opportunities for youth to get outdoors.

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The Mentored Youth Hunting Program is the result of a 2010 MUCC Policy Resolution and subsequent legislation approved in 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder, which called for the elimination of the minimum hunting age in favor of a mentored approach to introducing youth to hunting and the required hunters

Free youth dove clinic offered by AZGFD

From the Eastern Arizona Courier, plans are being made for a youth dove clinic.  

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Attendance is free thanks to contributions from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Gila Valley Clay-Busters, Southeastern Arizona Sportsmen Club and is limited to 20 hunters ages 9 to 15 with an adult partner.

Here is a link to the rest of the story.

Third annual youth mentored dove hunt planned

From the Grand Island Independent, the local Quail Forever chapter will be hosting their 3rd annual youth dove hunt.  

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Ryan Lodge, CNQF chapter president, said last year’s event was a “great success and the chapter is looking to host another event for boys and girls from the area that are interested in attending.”

The youth-mentored dove hunt is a one-day event where youths are paired one-on-one with adult mentors and training courses are offered that cover the following topics:

  • Hunter safety training refresher,
  • How to ask a landowner for permission to hunt
  • Making a

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.

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