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200 kids attend the Alabama Wildlife Federation Youth Fishing Rodeo

From AL.com, here is a nice story on the 11th annual Youth Fishing Rodeo hosted by the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

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MILLBROOK, Alabama -- Around 200 kids gathered at Lanark with their fishing poles on Saturday for the Alabama Wildlife Federation's 11th annual Youth Fishing Rodeo in Millbrook.

The free event, which is intended for ages 15 and under, aims to give youth the chance to experience and learn more about the outdoors while spending time with friends and family.

Elizabeth Johnson, Alabama Nature Center's community education coordinator, said the event has seen

Forty-Eight Fields Available for Public Dove Hunting

From the Edgefield, SC Edgefield Advertiser, it looks like folks in SC will have some great dove hunting opportunities!

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Forty-eight public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2013-14 mourning dove season through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Management Area program. A county-by-county list of public dove fields and special youth hunts is available online or can be obtained by writing: DNR, Attn: Public Dove Fields, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or by calling (803) 734-3886 in Columbia.

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby

From the Grand Rapids Herald-Review comes a story about the 23rd Annual Kid's Fishing Derby.

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The 23rd annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kids’ Fishing Derby took place at the Leech Lake Dam Recreation Area recently, with 171 participants and their families attending for a day of water safety and fishing education.

The goal of the event is to introduce youth to the outdoors – specifically the sport of fishing, and the importance of “catch-and-release,” while also providing a strong water safety message.

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.

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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.

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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

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