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Schaffer Named Pheasants Forever Youth Coordinator in Kansas

Kansas – July 19 – Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) recently hired Brian Schaffer as the organization’s new outreach coordinator in Kansas. Schaffer will work with the 40 Pheasants Forever chapters and 7 Quail Forever chapters in the state, as well as other conservation organizations, to recruit and increase youth participation in upland hunting and other outdoor activities.

Funding for the position is made possible by the collective effort of Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Pass It On!

Pheasants Forever & Partners to Host Michigan’s Largest Outdoor Youth Event

From AmmoLand, comes this article on getting kids outdoors in Michigan!

"In an effort to introduce Michigan youth to the outdoors, partners of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative are hosting the inaugural Great Outdoors Youth Jamboree, taking place September 8 from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Lake Hudson State Recreation Area.

There, more than 30 exhibitors will provide hands-on hunting, fishing and outdoor-oriented activities for youth.

Investing in Kids' Futures Pays Off in Hard Dollars

From the Wall Stree Journal, this article details how we all benefit when kids have positive role models.

The study was done for BBBS of Canada and show that:

Every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring generates $18 in social return on investment

When you couple the results of mentoring relationships with spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, the results can be even greater!

You can read the Wall Street Journal article here.

Buras fishing guide passing on his outdoor heritage

An great story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune about a guide from New Orleans who is passing on his love for the outdoors!

You can read the story here.

The outdoor sports were such an important part of his formative years that Landry vowed to expose his two daughters and one son to hunting and fishing every chance he got. It's a sacrifice that fewer parents are making.


The Quality Deer Management Association is implementing a youth program that includes mentor hunts!

From a story in the latest edition of their magazine, "Quality Whitetails", here is a quote outlining what the program is all about:

Having the legal ability to hunt is the first step, and Families Afield is tackling that. However, just because youths are allowed to hunt doesn’t mean they have the opportunity to do so or they are being  properly introduced to hunting. That’s the next step and that’s where QDMA’s Mentored Hunting Program comes in to play.
QDMA’s Mentored Hunting Program


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