Why aren’t more kids interested in bushcraft? Hunting? Orienteering? Camping or backpacking?
It’s probably due to a lack of opportunity, or the absence of a mentor.
Winchester is sponsoring a contest to recognize hunting mentors, but I’d encourage you to recognize and encourage anyone who helps young children enjoy and learn about the outdoors.
EAST ALTON, Ill.– Each year, all over North America, millions of fond memories are shared between families and friends in the great outdoors. Perhaps no memories are more special than those shared between a new hunter and his or her hunting mentor.
Whether it’s a father teaching a son, a mother teaching a daughter or a friend teaching a friend, the bond formed between a new hunter and his or her first teacher is extraordinary. Because mentoring new hunters is vital to preserving North America’s hunting heritage, the North American Hunting Club (NAHC) created its Mentor of the Year Award in 2010 to honor North America’s most selfless and dedicated hunting mentors.
After a successful first year, the Mentor of the Year Award is back in 2011, and this year, Winchester® Ammunition is pleased to be the official ammunition sponsor of the award.
“As hunters, it’s our duty to mentor others in the outdoor lifestyle and pass on our hunting traditions,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales. “At Winchester, we want to be first in line to support the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage and we’re proud to sponsor the NAHC’s Mentor of the Year Award.”
As the official ammunition of the Mentor of the Year Award, Winchester Ammunition will contribute prize packages of Winchester gear to the five Mentor of the Year Award finalists and the person who nominates the overall winner.
The nomination period for the award is open until September 30. To nominate someone for the 2011 NAHC Mentor of the Year Award, visit www.nahcmentor.com.