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MN NWTF Looking For More Youth Mentors


DonBo

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2012 NWTF/DNR Youth Mentor Turkey Hunt is slated for April 19th and 20th! we are currently confirming our mentor list for this year! Last year we did not have enough mentors for all the kids that signed up for the hunt! if you would like to participate this year - please email [email protected] The deadline for the kids to apply is February 13th - so we need to know by then...

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Are you still required to be a member of the NWTF to be a mentor?

I believe so, but send Tom an amail if interested.

BTW, we have a banquet coming up end of March. You could come and get your membership taken care of then. wink

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They would probably get more mentors if they didn't require you to be a member,I know that is what stopped me in the past. 2c But the banquet starting to sound like a great idea grin

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Donbo,

I just sent off an e-mail to Tom.

Can you post what a mentor does, what they need ect. I have never mentored but it would be a fun time.

My daughter was on a mentored hunt years ago so I understand some of the process and I believe it is an awsome program.

I think this would help others decide to get involved.

The banquet last spring was a great time.

Steve

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Basically a mentor needs a good private land spot to bring a youth on a hunt. They should supply a blind and be able to call. The youth should have his own gun, you could supply one if you have one better suited than what the youth already has. You should set up a time to meet the landowner so they understand that part of the hunt. You should also set aside a time and place for the youth to fire the gun, and explain to them the importance of staying within the effective range of their gun.

The hunt itself is just Saturday and Sunday morning of the first season. Most hunt areas will have lunch at a centrally located spot for all the youth to get together to share their stories. You MAY bring them back out again later in the day IF YOU WISH.

Any other questions, please email Tom Glines at the address listed above.

Sorgy, was happy to have you at our banquet last year, hope you can come again!

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