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‘Young Anglers – Hooked on fun’

An article from New Zealand highlights the need to get kiwi kids outdoors.

Quoting from the article:

Rod Cullinane, general manager North Canterbury Fish & Game, believes that in today’s society many children are missing out on the opportunities to discover the joys of angling and game bird hunting. Mr Cullinane says “we feel we can play a part in ensuring New Zealand’s youth can still have experiences that help them discover a lifelong pursuit in one of the world’s premier outdoor environments.”

You can read the full article here.

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) Reports Record Attendance

From the Outdoor Hub, great news about growing participation in the shooting sports!

Quoting from the article:

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) reported today that it had record breaking attendance at its National Team Championships. Over 2000 shooter athletes, which is an increase of over 30% from last year’s event, descended on the World Shooting & Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Sparta, IL the week of July 15-20 for the SCTP/SPP 2013 National Team Championships!

You can read the full artcile here.

Registration is open for new Angler Instructor Program

From the KDWPT website:

PRATT­– A joint effort of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Angler Education Program will enlist qualified volunteer instructors to teach fishing techniques throughout the state. And with just a little more than two weeks left, the registration period will close soon.

Anglers interested in registering for the Aug. 10 class can sign up by visiting fishingsfuture.org and clicking “upcoming events,” then “Kansas Angler Education Training Program.” The first class will be held at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E.

Kansas Wildscape Foundation challenges kids to get outdoors!

From the KDWPT website:

PRATT­– For a lot of youngsters, summer can mean unlimited video games, all-day snacking, and 24/7 air conditioning – it’s a time to sit back, relax, and do a whole lot of nothing. In an effort to buck the status quo and redefine area youths’ perceptions of what summer should be like, the Kansas Wildscape Foundation is hosting the 2013 Kansas WildLifer Challenge Program. This program is designed to get youth active, outdoors, and engaged in all the wonderful outdoor fun that Kansas has to offer ­– no electrical outlet needed.

In order to be dubbed as an official Kansas

Fishing used as a hook for at-risk youth to bond with police

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes a video story on how police officers are using fishing outings with youth to build a better bond.

Click here to watch the story.

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