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Get Excited About Hunting

Aug 14

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8/14/2012 8:49 AM  RssIcon

Hunting season may seem like a long way off, but it’s never too soon to get a novice excited about getting into the woods.

You can sign up now and pledge to become a hunting mentor and encourage someone new to the activity. There are plenty of ways to introduce hunting when it’s not yet hunting season. We call this “indirect mentoring,” which can be just as valuable as direct mentoring.

Here are just a few ways to mentor indirectly:


  • Have a favorite deer rack hanging on your wall or an album of hunting trip photos? Share the stories behind those mementos with a non-hunting friend — either youth or adult.
  • Cook a wild game dinner together, or serve a meal of wild game. Find plenty of recipes here.
  • Pass along copies of your favorite outdoors magazine after you’re done reading it. Or, buy the new hunter his or her own subscription.
  • Take someone on a pre-hunting season scouting or shooting trip.
  • Introduce someone to the outdoors by taking a walk in the woods.
  • Invite someone to a hunter education course.
  • Become a hunter education instructor.

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