This past Saturday Minnesota opened the waterfowl season with a special hunt for youth 15 years and younger. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the outdoors and for the adults to mentor them in the finer points of waterfowl hunting.
Again this year my friend, Todd Rost, took his daughter and several other kids out to a local marsh in southern Minnesota. There’s really not much story to tell other than several of the youth shot their very first ducks resulting in many smiley faces. The main goal was to promote safe gun handling, develop a conservation mindset and to foster what hopefully will become a life-long passion by starting the youth early in life.
Check out the pictures and perhaps develop some inspiration to introduce a youngster to the outdoors. They’re depending on you to make it happen!
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