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Register Now for Hunter Education Field Days

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunter Education program will offer two hunter education field days in the Upper Peninsula the weekend of Oct. 12-13. The field days are for hunter education students who have completed the online or home study course, and are a requirement to receive a hunter education safety certificate. On...

Special Youth Deer Season Scheduled

Youth hunters ages 10-15 are eligible to participate in a special deer season that runs from Oct. 17-20 in 28 permit areas that encompass portions of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota. “This youth-only season provides an opportunity for parents, guardians and mentors to schedule and plan a special deer hunt with youth,” said Mike Kurre,...

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Antlerless Bonus Deer Hunts For Kids

Beginning deer hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in four bonus antlerless deer hunts that will take place on private land in Oklahoma this season. The hunts will be in Osage County (Oct 4-6), Ellis County (Oct 11-12), and two in Love County (Oct 18, orientation on Oct. 17). This year 53 youth...

Top Youth Hunter Safety Instructor Honored For Contributions

Bruce Antognoni of White Springs has been named the 2012 “Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The award is given annually to the volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education. Antognoni was presented the award during the...

Youth Hunting Mentor Honored For Contributions

Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. of Fort Pierce is the recipient of the the 2012 Landowner of the Year award for his work with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida. The award was presented at the FWC’s meeting recently in Lakeland. The youth program is aimed at providing quality...

Knock Out Hunter Education Courses Before Deer Season

The newest way to learn hunter safety in Virginia is to take the Outdoor Roadmap online hunter education course at www.OutdoorRoadmap.com/sem/virginia-hunter-education. Then just attend a six-hour classroom session to receive your hunter education certificate. In Virginia, hunter education is required for all 12- to 15-year-olds as well as any first time hunters. By taking...

Providing encouragement and access to hunting areas are keys to helping hunter education graduates once they leave high school and enter college and adulthood.

Hunter Education Graduates’ License Purchases, Participation Declines

Filled classrooms at Hunter Safety courses are a good thing, but perhaps more important is the number of students that actually participate in hunting after they graduate. A recent survey, funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and conducted by Southwick Associates, focused on participation levels of students in the years immediately following...

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USSAF Trailblazer Program Reaches Milestone

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program set a record this year with more than 120 events and 226,000 attendees learning about hunting, fishing, archery, trapping and conservation. This introduction to the outdoors program began in 2001 and works to introduce youth and their family to the outdoors. Since the beginning of this...