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Youth Hunting Programs: Lifelong Pursuit

Giving Back: Mentoring Young Hunters
A youngster's first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. To make the most of your time together:

  • Hunt Safe. Not matter what the age, hunting is one the safest outdoor activities. Youth hunters are some of the safest hunters when accompanied by an alert mentor.
  • Hunt Smart. Scouting and range practice are a necessary and exciting ingredients to any successful hunt.
  • Model Behavior. Safe and responsible hunters are mentored by safe and responsible hunters.
  • Go often. Don't just hunt the youth weekends. Lifelong hunting participation is directly related to the amount of time spent hunting in youth, especially when these experience occurs in a family/mentor setting.
  • Most Importantly — Have Fun!
    Being with family and friends and generally having a good time is more important to youth hunters than bagging game. Don't push them. Young hunters need positive reinforcement
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