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Posts Tagged ‘families afield’

Families Afield Bills Approved in Utah and Wyoming


Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field. In Utah, Senate Bill 165 cleared the House of Representatives by […]



Pennsylvania Mentored Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk


A bill that would expand the popular Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania to allow adult participation recently passed the legislature and is awaiting approval of Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, Senate Bill 623, introduced by Sens. Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Wayne Fontana (D-Pittsburgh), allows those ages 12 and older to try hunting under the […]



Apprentice Hunting License Sales Top Three-Quarter Million


New research shows the huge impact that the Families Afield program is having across the country. In all, 782,604 apprentice hunting licenses have been sold with a significant portion of those being adults in 2011. The Families Afield partners, which include NSSF, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and National Wild Turkey Federation — along with the […]



Idaho Becomes 31st State to Pass Families Afield Legislation


Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed into law House Bill 85, making Idaho the 31st state to pass Families Afield legislation since the program’s inception in 2004. The new law will allow the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to establish a mentored hunting program. The mentored hunting program would allow newcomers to try hunting […]



Families Afield Packs a Big Economic Punch


As states across the country scrape and claw for every dollar they can find to jumpstart the economy, sportsmen have found a solution that works for all involved: more hunters, as part of a groundbreaking program that sends hundreds of thousands of newcomers into the field. Concerned about the impact of too many restrictions on […]



USA Today on Youth Hunting


Following up on its story “Hunting Remains Bulletproof Industry” in September, USA Today focused on the gains being made for youth hunting in yesterday’s issue with “Young Hunters Take to the Wild.” The print edition includes a nice front-page teaser photograph for the page-three article. The story focuses on states that have made it easier […]



Vermont Becomes 30th State to Join Families Afield Ranks


Vermont has become the 30th state to pass Families Afield legislation aimed at reducing barriers for the next generation of sportsmen. Gov. Jim Douglas signed House Bill 243, which allows newcomers to try hunting under the close supervision of an experienced mentor prior to the completion of a hunter education course. Previously, the legislation had […]



Mentored hunting bill becomes a reality in Vermont


The Burlington Free Press reports that Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas plans to sign into law a bill that would create an apprentice hunting program in the state.  "That means it's about to become much easier to introduce a friend or family member to hunting in Vermont, which is good news," writes Free Press outdoor columnist […]