In 1985, we launched a program to facilitate friendly competition among youths 18 and younger that would advance hunting skills including wildlife identification, orienteering and rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship. Today, thousands of hunter education volunteers and parents still conduct this program at the state and local level to produce safer, more skillful and more ardent American hunters.
Despite that Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting-license program was designed to create opportunities for newcomers to hunting, a new proposal simply creates more barriers.
The heck with joining a gym, saving money and other cliché New Year's resolutions that nobody sticks with beyond February. How about some that involve hunting?