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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.

Wyoming 4-H Youth Hunt

The Sportmans Channel has a blog on their website, featuring an article on a 4-H Youth Hunt.

Quoting from the article:

It is important that a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts inherit the art of conservation so that it is not lost entirely in future generations. Teaching safety, shooting skills, deer management and wild-game dressing are solid foundations that will lead these young “4-H’ers” into a life of respect and love for the wilderness and its' amazing wildlife.

I know this because I have seen the smiles on their faces.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Shooting Clinics get kids started!

Last Thursday (7/18) was my second time attending the Youth Shooting Clinic hosted by the McPherson Area Pheasants Forever Chapter at the McPherson Valley Upland Facility.  Roughly 25-30 children were taught firearm safety and were able to participate in the shooting sports under the close supervision of instructors.  I observed several familiar faces from the June shooting event; however, there were plenty of new faces!  Youth shooting events are a great opportunity for children of all ages to learn the basics of firearm safety and shooting techniques.

You're Invited...To Go Hunting!

An article in a recent issue of Colorado Outdoors concentrated on recruiting new hunters, with an emphasis on reaching out to minorities, and it cited findings from the NSSF-commissioned Diversity and Shooting Sports Study.

"According to the NSSF study," writes author Lisa Densmore, "49 percent to 65 percent of households in each of four ethnic groups--white, African-American, Hispanic, Asian--are interested in firearms and shooting sports, with Hispanic households leading all groups."

You can read the full article, hosted on the NSSF site, here.

Hunting Means Spending Quality Time Outdoors With Family

From the Florida Space Coast Daily, here is a story on folks getting ready for the upcoming dove season.

Quoting from the article:

To help people find one of these hunts and for other reasons, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. It offers hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.

Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove field of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds.

There are eight hunts on all


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