Taylor 15, of Elk River, MN went hunting for her first time during Minnesota's Youth Waterfowl Day and was quite successful! 
She had so much fun and is looking forward to Waterfowl Opener in a couple of weeks!!
Ryan, William, and Sam Anderson had some success harvesting mallards, teal and a goose during the hunt! 
This JPT Member from Hinckley, MN shot this goose and Wood duck while hunting during the Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Hunt Sept. 8, 2018. 
The anglers that thought they hit a snag but it turned out to the be AN EXTINCT IRISH ELK instead

The Outdoor News Youth Writing Contest has kicked off – and your poem or short story could earn you some cash! For students in grades 9-12, who qualify in the Senior Division, and 6-8 grade students entered in the Junior Division, the chance to win a $100 first place prize or $50 second place award is just part of the incentive to participate. Winning entries are printed in Outdoor News publications, and the winners are also presented plaque to honor their winning submissions. But this isn’t the end of their story. Winning entries in the Outdoor News contest will then be forwarded for entry into the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual writing contest. The OWAA contest offers the chance for youth writers to earn additional cash prizes and recognition.  ENTER HERE
When taking to the woods or field this year, make sure to limit the use of phones and tablets. They not only distract you from what is going on around you, but the lit screen and small motions of playing an electronic game may spook away the "wild game" you are out there seeking!

Ron Hustvedt - who spends many hours with his kids in the great outdoors - says, "Snacks help and I feel terrible admitting it, but a digital device with silent activities can help break up the monotony (for kids of all ages). Just remember that the point of being out there is to watch the woods and sit in silence. Avoid headphones and limit usage to just a few sporadic minutes.”
Ron Hustvedt takes his kids along on his hunts and says "Not only am I gaining future hunting partners, I’m also helping keep this rich tradition alive for all of us. Hunting requires hunters so we have to home-grow the sport if we want to keep it around.”
 Read his blog here
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