Sitka Scrambler For Kids

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Sitka Gear Now Offers Superior Hunting Clothing For Junior Hunters

NAPA, CA. Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, is proud to unveil the Scrambler series jacket and pant, a premium performance set designed specifically for your favorite young hunter.  The Scrambler series is a testament of Sitka’s overall passion and commitment for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.

The Scrambler jacket’s light insulation will ward off the tykes chill in early mornings and late evenings, yet provide maximum breathability throughout the day. With articulated elbows, a micro-fleece lining, and a functional chest pocket, ther’s nothing Sitka left to chance for youngsters. [Read more…]

Sponsor a Camper

Recently, The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation has completed updates to all three conservation camps; Camp John Currie, Camp Robert C. Webb and Camp Earl Wallace. Currently, we are working hard to improve additional camp facilities and to provide scholarship opportunities to fourth, fifth and sixth graders so that all children are able to experience conservation camp! Click on the sponsor a camper link below to read all of the camper’s letters and choose the camper you would like to sponsor. The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and every donation is tax deductible.

This Holiday season, Sponsor a camper so they’ll have a summer to remember… [Read more…]

Ask Fish and Game: Take The Kids Fishing

Q. Where’s a good place to take my grandkids fishing?

A. Family Fishing Waters are great places to take the grandchildren and the rest of the family fishing. They are easy to get to, the rules are simple and they have plenty of fish to catch. To find good places to take a youngster fishing, directions on how to get there, what kind of fish will you find, and some tips to make your first fishing trip a success, go to: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/apps/ffw/, which lists family friendly waters in each of Idaho Fish and Game’s seven regions across the state. Or go to the Fish and Game Website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ and click on the “Idaho Fishing Planner” logo under the picture, and search for a place. Or contact the nearest Fish and Game regional office.

Don’t Let Your Big Game Tag Go To Waste

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Are you unable to use your big game tag this fall because of an unexpected change in plans?

You can still put that valuable big game tag to good use. The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s rules allow a couple of options for transferring the tag to give a youngster a thrilling hunting opportunity.

A parent, grandparent, or legal guardian can transfer his/her tag to his/her minor child or grandchild. Or, a tag holder can donate their tag to a qualified nonprofit organization that provides hunting opportunities to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Here’s how either option works:

Transfer to child:
A parent, grandparent or legal guardian holding a big game tag may allow the use of that tag by their minor child or minor grandchild pursuant to the following requirements:

  • The minor child is 10 to 17 years old on the date of transfer;
  • The minor child has a valid hunting or combination license on the date of transfer;
  • A minor child less than 14 years old has satisfactorily completed a Department-approved hunter  education course by the beginning date of the hunt;
  • The parent or guardian must accompany the child in the field or, if a grandparent allows a minor grandchild to use the grandparent’s permit or tag, the grandparent, parent or the child’s guardian must accompany the child in the field. In either case, the adult must be within 50 yards of the child when the animal is taken.

Transfer to nonprofit organization for ill child:
A number of qualified nonprofit organizations are dedicated to providing hunting opportunities to children with illnesses with a wish to go hunting. The Tag Transfer program has given many children a chance to go on a hunt-of-a-lifetime in Arizona during a time of need.

“To a child that has a terminal or chronic illness, an Arizona big game hunt truly can be the “hunt of a lifetime” said Hunt of a Lifetime Ambassador for Arizona and New Mexico, Nate Medcalf. “What better way to make a difference in a child’s life?”

To donate your unused big game tag, the following organizations can be contacted to arrange for a donation:

To learn more about the big game hunt permit-tag transfer law consult A.R.S. 17-332 at www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=17.

To learn more about hunting in Arizona, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/hunting.

Video Game Takes Kids Outside

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new online video game aimed to encourage kids to go outside and learn about the environment. Designed for children ages 8 to 11 years old, Neighborhood Explorers is accessed through the Service’s Let’s Go Outside! website at http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/.

This is an interesting dynamic as you would have thought with the Fishing and hunting games for video game consoles, computers and arcades would have generated some interest in kids!

Read more on this here!