The Boone and Crockett Club and the National Rifle Association’s Hunters’ Leadership Forum (HLF) are working together to develop an online education platform to teach hunter ethics.
The only hunters in his family were his grandfathers, one of whom he never met and the other too old to take to the field by the time the author came of age. So the offer by a family friend to take him hunting was too good to be true for a youngster.
The Boone & Crockett Club’s Generation Next Youth Awards, amid the organization’s 31st Big Game Awards, included a remarkable 132 great animals entered. Among the black bears, pronghorns, mountain goats and mule deer were eight typical and eight non-typical whitetails taken in nine different states.
NRA HLF Donates $120,000 to First Hunt Foundation to Develop Free Online National Hunting Mentor Training
The NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum will help FHF, a national R3 organization, develop free, online interactive training mentors may use to recruit, train and retain new hunters.
Whether we merely drive across the state or plan a lavish safari to parts unknown, hunting affords us the chance to travel mentally and physically. As we actively recruit and reactivate hunters, it’s important to retain our own zeal for the hunt, for when it comes to refreshment there is no substitute for new game and new ground.
The author had an exchange about the local coyote population in Northern Virginia with a woman on social media. Their discussion serves as a good follow-up to his last article on handling anti-hunters.