USA – -(Ammoland.com)- This last Saturday, Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors participated in the 18th Annual Youth & Womens Hunt at Glen Elder.
Targeted to beginning youth and women pheasant hunters, we are usually joined by some ex-NFL players, some US Military members and lots of volunteers who want to see more pheasant hunters!
This year was no exception with many youth and women hunters getting their first birds. For the novice hunters, they start off with a dry-run walk-through, stressing keeping the line of hunters straight, their zone of fire and reinforcing the concepts from their Hunter Ed class.
They then move to the range where they are taught to shoot a shotgun and to gain proficiency busting some clay targets.
Then it's off to the field where they a taken on a controlled hunt using pheasants in bird launchers.
On parent, when asked by his son who had bagged his first pheasant that day, what he thought of the days event commented, “It was my best day hunting ever…and I didn't even carry a gun!”
The smiles and comments like this tell us we're on the right track!
About Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors:
Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors is a Wichita, Kansas-based national organization dedicated to providing children with mentors who will share with them the experiences of traditional outdoor activities. The heart of the group’s mission is to give children opportunities to connect with nature that they more than likely won’t have without a mentor showing them the way. Partnering with organizations with like-minded conservation and youth participation efforts like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pheasants Forever, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, among others, volunteers with a passion for the outdoors can give a child the chance to go fish, hunt, or simply spend time in the fields with a caring adult.
For more information about Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, please visit www.outdoormentors.org.