South Charleston, WV -(AmmoLand.com)- Hunting is a West Virginia tradition, but everyone has to start somewhere.
Many young people who would like to get involved don’t have anyone to teach them, so the Natural Resources Police Officers of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have started a new Youth Hunting Program to recruit and increase the number of young people participating in wildlife and hunting activities.
“We see this new program as fulfilling a need to get our state’s youngsters outside and to promote our state’s hunting heritage,” said Col. Jerry Jenkins, chief of the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section. “We are looking for young people across the state that our officers can mentor and help enjoy the coming fall hunting seasons.”
The goals of the Youth Hunting Program are to preserve the state’s hunting heritage for present and future generations; to promote the highest ethical standards in hunting; to give the state’s youth an initial, positive, safe, educational and mentored hunting experience; to teach basic skills, values, techniques and responsibilities of hunting; and to teach participants practical conservation measures.
Youth Hunting Program participants must be 8 to 17 …read more