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Free Lower East Side Fishing Clinic Has Kids Hooked

From a New York City neighborhood news publication, here is an article on big-city kids being introduced to fishing!

LOWER EAST SIDE — Lower East Side kids are getting hooked on fishing.

The neighborhood's Ecology Center recently launched its summer fishing clinics in the East River — providing free tackle, bait and instruction to anyone who wants to cast a line.

"I like to show them that things still live in here so they will take responsibility to keep pollution out of the river," said Dan Tainow, the education director for the center.

The sessions are strictly catch-and-release, he said.

Kids Catch Fly Fishing Fever at Second Annual Sierra Trout Camp

From the Trout Unlimited Blog...

By Adam Butler

Sometimes, you cast a fly into a stream that you can step across and get a lot more action than you would expect for such small water.

I was reminded of this on July 6, when Trout Unlimited hosted its second annual Sierra Trout Camp, at the University of California – Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station, in the Tahoe National Forest. We cast a bunch of flies, in reality and metaphorically, and hauled in some fish – and some big trout advocates.

15 youths (out of an applicant pool of more than 40) ages nine to eleven came from all corners of the

Kansas Special Hunt Applications open July 16

PRATT­­– Each year, hunters can apply for exclusive entry into areas with limited access through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Special Hunts Program. This special access tends to mean a higher quality hunt and potentially greater harvest rates, but just like with any other outdoor activity, nothing is guaranteed. Because access to these areas is limited, hunters must apply online for the hunts they desire. The application period for Fall and Winter 2013/2014 Special Hunt opportunities will open July 16 and close Aug. 11.

Many of these are mentor hunts and youth

'Anyone can shoot'

GRAY – “With archery, anybody can shoot,” says Ron Fournier, director of the University of Maine’s 4H Camp at Bryant Pond and a 4H-certified shooting sports safety instructor for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the shortest, the tallest, the fastest or the slowest, whether you’re blind or in a wheelchair – we can get anybody shooting.”

On Saturday, July 6, the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray hosted an educational session with Fournier and his wife Dee.

Free IN beginner waterfowl hunting workshops in August

Three free waterfowl hunting workshops for novices and beginners will be offered by the Department of Natural Resources at three different sites in August.

Similar material will be covered at each, so there is no need to attend more than one. Presentation topics will include waterfowl hunting regulations, goose and duck identification, equipment and techniques. There also will be a show-and-tell segment.

For more information, read the full story at The Outdoor Wire.

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