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Mentored Youth Hunting Demo Days at Public Shooting Ranges

August 5th, 2013

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, with additions from MUCC staff.

Photo courtesy of the Michigan DNR.

Are your young hunters ready for hunting season? Do they have the right size firearm?

Join the DNR for Mentored Youth Hunting Demonstration Days, where young hunters can try out a variety of firearms, archery equipment and a hunting simulator, and talk to conservation officers about what to expect in the field.

This is a free event, supported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Stop by at the following locations between 4 and 8 p.m. to take advantage of this great opportunity. While you’re there, find out more about the Mentored Youth Hunting Program and get a free hat and bag of helpful resources!

Pontiac Lake Shooting Range (Waterford), Aug. 6

Ortonville Shooting Range (Ortonville), Aug. 7

Sharonville Shooting Range (Grass Lake), Aug. 13

Rose Lake Shooting Range (Bath), Aug. 14

The Mentored Youth Hunting Program is the result of a 2010 MUCC Policy Resolution and subsequent legislation approved in 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder, which called for the elimination of the minimum hunting age in favor of a mentored approach to introducing youth to hunting and the required hunters safety by age 12. The first 10,000 mentored youth joined Michigan’s hunters, anglers, and trappers in the forests, waters, and fields of Michigan in 2012 and we hope that that number will continue to grow!

 

Video on Mentored Youth Hunting Rules and Guidelines (from Michigan OutofDoors Magazine)

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