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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!

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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.

Kids learn to fish at Silver Lake

From the Dexter Leader, here is an article on a weekly fishing event sponsored by the Michigan DNR that is getting kids out fishing!

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The smiles may be bigger than the fish at the Silver Lake kids fishing program, which runs every Sunday afternoon through Aug.18.

“Hook, Line and Sinker” is a learn-to-fish program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It takes place at recreation areas around the state, and is featured at the Silver Lake fishing pier for the second year this summer.

You can read the full article here.

‘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.

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