Those first duck hunts are the ones a hunter will always remember and they set the stage for a lifelong obsession.
The outfitters from Prairie Thunder bring this overview of those first duck hunts and how important it is to introduce youth hunters to the marsh and field.
This is a great set of stories as it highlights the importance of mentoring youth hunters. Hunter numbers were on the decline across the U.S. and Canada, but youth hunting mentor programs have seen a bounce-back in the last decade. Volunteers and conservation organizations make these introductory hunts the success they are and ensure a hunting future for our kids and families.
If you haven’t already, join an organization like Delta Waterfowl, they are the voice of duck hunters and one of their most important programs is youth mentored hunting. Tie this in with their conservation work and you have a great organization that needs your support.