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Hey, take a kid hunting this fall!

Hey, take a kid hunting this fall!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Start young hunters small. Squirrel hunting is a perfect introduction. In Kentucky, three experienced hunters and mentors—Captain Richard Adkins, Derek Beard and Mark Marraccini—have developed strategies for teaching hunting from their experiences of teaching their own children to hunt. This fall, they’re sharing their exp... READ MORE

Why do we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day?

Why do we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day?

By Buckmasters Online

Every day millions of Americans work to conserve and improve our natural resources. These are America’s hunters and anglers. In 1972 the U.S. Congress unanimously voted to establish National Hunting and Fishing Day with support from President Richard M. Nixon and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Always the fourth Saturday in September... READ MORE

Take care with some of these new babes in the woods

Take care with some of these new babes in the woods

By Buckmasters Online

During late summer, the young skunks begin to venture out under the watchful eye of their mothers. Just as children head back to the classrooms for a new school year, in the wild, young skunks are on the move and now out on their own. Hunters of all ages making late summer visits to the woods may encounter this smelliest of mammals, so caution is e... READ MORE

Conservation job-shadowing experience finds shared values and sheds

Conservation job-shadowing experience finds shared values and sheds

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Kegan Roberts found this elk shed during a job shadow with the Missouri Department of Conservation. When Missouri teens Kegan Roberts, 13, of Mountain View, and Mikey Hoffman, 14, of Birch Tree, had a chance to job-shadow Skyler Bockman who manages Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, both boys gained something extra during the experien... READ MORE

2016 NASP archery tournament breaks all records

2016 NASP archery tournament breaks all records

By Roy Grimes

From May 12 through 14, multiple world records were broken in Louisville, Kentucky, as students gathered to compete in the 2016 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Youth Archery tournament. The world's largest indoor archery ranges, totaling more than a half-mile, were set-up in just 20 hours at Kentucky's Exposition Center. Dur... READ MORE

Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

By Cyndi Tomczak

Photo: Joshua Perez couldn’t wait to run and climb on this large, fallen tree. Joshua Perez and his Poppie were outdoors one cool morning last year, enjoying each other’s company and spending some time together when Mother Nature provided a quick lesson for the young man. John Bohac, Joshua’s grandfather, is better known as Poppie... READ MORE

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