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Kids take up fishing on South Anna River

From the Richmond, VA TimesDispatch comes a nice article on a youth fishing camp that gives kids the opportunity to get outdoors and go fishing.

Quoting from the article:

As we fished, I talked to Brandon, aka Big Kahuna.

“My parents aren’t really outdoorsy,” he told me, as we scouted a wood-filled bend in the river.

His mom was a lawyer, and his dad was a VCU professor, he said. They weren’t into fishing, but he told them he wanted to give it a try. His dad found the camp online. The day before, Brandon had caught a five-pound largemouth bass in a pond VCU owns near Ashland.

Free upland bird hunts for youth offered at 12 locations (Oregon)

From the Outdoor Daily News, here is an article on upcoming youth pheasant hunts in Oregon.

Quoting from the article:

Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up for free upland bird hunts being planned at 12 locations across the state in September (Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Ontario, Pendleton, Portland, The Dalles).

ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant seasons, which don’t begin until October. Quail and dove can also be hunted during the events.

“If your child

Wait until your kids are ready for first hunt experience, make sure to get right equipment

Ray Sasser has a great column in the Dallas Morning News about getting kids out on their first hunting experience.

Quoting from the article:

Tell the youth what to expect on that initial deer hunt. Caution him or her about being still and making as little noise as possible but don’t make a kid sit for hours in a blind, particularly if no game’s been seen. Deer hunting should be fun and it’s up to the parent or mentor to make it fun.

You can read the full article here.

Organizations team up for youth hunts

From the Amarillo Globe-News, here is an article on how conservation groups are partnering to get more kids outdoors hunting.

Quoting from the article:

“Mostly, it’s to get young people outdoors and for them to learn the role hunting plays as a tool for conservation,” said Chris Mitchell, operations coordinator of the TWA’s Texas Youth Hunting Program. “Also, landowners don’t have as much luck with hunters taking antler-less or female pronghorn as they do with them taking bucks.

“Our young people come in not as interested in trophy animals,” Mitchell said.

You can read the full article here.

Turnbull Refuge to host youth for watefowl hunting

From the Spokane Spokesman-Review, here is information on an opportunity for youth under 16 years old to participate in a waterfowl hunt!

Quoting from the article:

Young hunters can apply for a limited-entry youth waterfowl hunt at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge during Washington’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend at the end of September.

Applications will be accepted Aug.1-15 from licensed hunters under age 16.

Hunters will be allowed to use designated hunting sites, accompanied by an adult.

One application per hunters must be submitted on standard U.S.

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