Category: Mentoring

Youth Field Days: Exciting Outdoor Traditions and Activities

The rush and thrill of hitting the bullseye.  The excitement of watching a hunting dog lock onto the scent of its quarry.  The feeling of trying a fun outdoor sport for the first time.  All these opportunities and more are part of Youth Field… Continue Reading “Youth Field Days: Exciting Outdoor Traditions and Activities”

Spurring On a Great Tradition: Youth Turkey Hunt at Pymatuning WMA

On Saturday, April 24, Youth Turkey Day in Pennsylvania, the Northwest Region hosted the first-ever turkey hunt at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area.  A lottery application process helped to select the seven lucky junior hunters, who then took part in an educational training session… Continue Reading “Spurring On a Great Tradition: Youth Turkey Hunt at Pymatuning WMA”

Youth Pheasant Season: A Mentor’s Perspective

By Gary Kephart Hunting heritage runs deep in my family and one of my most enjoyable memories of hunting as a youth was hunting pheasants with my uncle and a close friend who had a farm just outside of town in Adams County, Pennsylvania.  … Continue Reading “Youth Pheasant Season: A Mentor’s Perspective”

Learning to Hunt In the Pennsylvania Wilds

By Ta Enos I spent my twenties working as a newspaper reporter in Alaska. One thing that struck me from my travels in the Bush was how Alaska Natives I met often used harvest seasons to mark time. Events happened “before salmon season” or… Continue Reading “Learning to Hunt In the Pennsylvania Wilds”

Rekindled Fire: Bringing Back the Turkey Hunting Passion Through Mentoring

By Todd Holmes, Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator I was born into a Pennsylvania hunting family. My great grandparents, grandparents and parents all were avid outdoorsmen and women in Penn’s Woods. So when I was old enough to take hunter education (age 11) it was… Continue Reading “Rekindled Fire: Bringing Back the Turkey Hunting Passion Through Mentoring”