Sitka’s Scrambler Series Brings A Youthful Look

Sitka Youth Scrambler Jacket Optifade Open CountryBozeman, MT- 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, there’s nothing Sitka left to chance for youngsters. [Read more…]

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…]

Youth Education Headlines RMEF Grants in Illinois

MISSOULA, Mont.—Wild elk haven’t roamed the Illinois landscape for more than a century but the species remains an inspiration for conservationists active in Illinois chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Since 1988, Illinoisans have raised over $2 million for RMEF elk habitat projects, mainly in the West, while keeping almost $80,000 for conservation and education initiatives at home.

In 2010, RMEF and its Illinois supporters are funding a variety of outdoor skills programs for youths, women and the physically challenged across the state. Seven projects were selected to receive grants, affecting Cass, Clinton, Henderson, Menard, Mercer, Perry, Pope, Sangamon, Warren and Winnebago counties.

An additional project has statewide interest.

“Illinois is home to thousands of conservationists devoted to ensuring the future of elk and elk habitat. While they’re at it, they’re also supporting worthy causes right in their own backyards,” said David Allen, president and CEO of RMEF. [Read more…]

Late Seasons Offer Youth Chance to Fill Tags

DURANGO, Colo. — The Colorado Division of Wildlife reminds youth hunters who didn’t fill their cow or either-sex elk tags during the regular seasons that they are eligible to hunt antlerless elk anywhere in the state where a late season is scheduled. Those with unfilled bull elk licenses are not eligible.

Most late seasons begin sometime after the fourth rifle season which ended on Nov. 21, but the starting dates vary depending on the Game Management Unit. The late season opportunity allows youths between 12 and 17 years old to hunt in some units through January.

“It looks like that the overall elk harvest statewide might be a bit down for the regular rifle seasons, so these late hunts should give some youth hunters a great chance at getting an animal,” said Rick Basagoitia, area wildlife manager for the San Luis Valley. [Read more…]

Youth Shooting Sports Clinic in Teller CO

VICTOR, Colo. -  The Colorado Division of Wildlife, in cooperation with Cripple Creek Victor Gold Mining Company, will hold a youth shooting sports clinic July 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Youngsters interested in the sports of archery and shotgun shooting are invited to attend this one-day free event.  Registration is not necessary.

Activities include a shotgun target fun shoot, a 3-D archery shoot and instruction for both.  The DOW will also provide an electronic “laser-gun” hunting simulation that teaches youngsters about shot placement by generating actual hunting scenarios on a big-screen.

Boys and girls ages 7-16 are invited to attend, but must be accompanied by a parent.

Instructors from the DOW and local archery experts will help youngsters learn the finer points of shooting shotguns and bows.  The DOW will furnish the equipment.

Directions: From the town of Divide, drive south on Hwy 67 13.1 miles to CR 81 (road to Victor). Turn left on CR 81 and drive 4.1 miles to CR 82. Turn right on CR 82 and drive 1.2 miles to site.

For more information, call DOW District Wildlife Manager Tonya Sharp at (719) 227-5281.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us

CHICO BASIN OFFERS PRONGHORN HUNT FOR YOUTH WITH UNFILLED TAGS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Chico Basin Ranch and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have collaborated to offer late season youth pronghorn hunters a unique hunting opportunity during the December pronghorn doe season.

Youth hunters who have an unfilled pronghorn tag from an earlier season are eligible to apply for one of a few limited opportunities to hunt this private ranch.

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre property located southeast of Colorado Springs near Hanover in GMU 123.

The ranch will provide a limited number of access permits.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the entire hunt.

The late youth-pronghorn second-opportunity hunt is only available to youth hunters with unfilled doe or either-sex pronghorn licenses from earlier seasons.  Youth with unfilled pronghorn buck licenses are not eligible.

Young hunters, age 12-17, with unfilled doe licenses are automatically eligible for a second chance hunt.  Youth hunters with an unfilled either-sex pronghorn licenses must bring their license to a DOW office and get it converted to a doe license before hunting again in December.

The late pronghorn season dates are Dec 5-9.

Interested youth hunters should contact Jonathan Tullar at 719-683-7960 or email at Jonathan@ChicoBasinRanch.com no later than Nov. 23.  Available slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

For a more detailed description of the ranch, you may visit their website at www.chicobasinranch.com

For more information about other late youth pronghorn opportunities, contact your local Division of Wildlife Office.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.


LAMAR SHOOTING CLINIC GEARED TOWARD LADIES AND KIDS

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LAMAR, Colo. – The Colorado Division of Wildlife will offer a free Shooting Instruction Clinic followed by an optional guided Dove Hunting Clinic east of Lamar on Sun., Sept. 13.

The clinic is geared toward women and youth who are new to hunting.  The event begins with an informal cookout at 1 p.m., followed by an instruction session, and then a guided dove hunt until around 6 p.m.  The DOW will supply all of the hunting equipment and host the cookout.

“A similar program was held last year near Las Animas, and the kids and ladies who attended had a blast — pun intended,” said Linda Groat, and outreach education specialist with the Division of Wildlife.

This year’s event will take place at the Mike Higbee State Wildlife Area four miles east of Lamar off Highway 50.

“The first portion of the afternoon is what we call a Bang ‘N Twang,” said Groat.  The focus is getting hands on experience shooting shotguns and archery equipment.  There is also an electronic big-game hunting simulation game.

Following the Bang ‘N Twang, participants have an option of going on a guided dove hunt with DOW instructors.  Participants must attend the Bang “N Twang and a shooting safety talk in order to go dove hunting.

Dave hunters must have a valid Hunter Ed card and a 2009 small game hunting license with a HIP number to participate.   Each youngster must be accompanied by adult, parent, or sponsor; and must pre-register.

The cost of a Colorado small game license for youth under 18 is $1.  The cost for resident adult annual license is $21.  A one-day small game license is $11.

Space is limited, so register early.  To register, or for more information, call: Linda Groat at (719) 336-6608.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.