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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

Used Baitcasting Reels for Sale on eBay!

Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors has listed a number of used baitcasting reels for sale on eBay!

These reels were donated to us and we will use the proceeds to further our efforts to get more kids outdoors.

Here is a list of the reels we currently have listed!

Opportunities for Youth & Women to Learn to Hunt

On Mia Anstine's blog we found this story detailing opportunities for youth and women to learn to hunt in Colorado.

Quoting from the article:

The Youth Hunting Program also provides inexperienced hunters between the ages of 10 and 17 with a variety of clinics and seminars. The mentoring and guidance during the clinics and hunts ensures that they have a positive, outdoor experience that can lead to a lifelong respect and enjoyment of the outdoors.

“Too many of our youth are not participating in healthy outdoor activities, and that is a concern,” said Kathleen Tadvick, hunter outreach

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