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DonBo

Girls, Girls, Girls!

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Okay guys get your head out of the gutter. These girls are the future of our sport.

I was flattered to be asked to help (again) teach a Bowhunter Education Class for these young girls. They are part of the Forkhorn Camp sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. This camp is located on the St. Croix River at the Kiwanis Boy Scout Camp Between Stillwater and Marine on the St. Croix.

The camp is for kids age 11-15 who show an interest in hunting. In the 5-6 days spent at camp they receive their Hunter Safety training along with the Bowhunter Ed and other advanced hunter education. There is also free time to canoe and fish the St. Croix, swim, rock climb, horeback ride etc.

We teach 3-4 of these classes every summer. One is usually exclusively for girls. Surprisingly a handfull of these girls have already shot a bow, many through the Archery In The Schools Program. One even attended the Nations.

It's such a pleasure teaching these girls. They are so much more inquisitive then the boys (who know it all) and don't hesitate to ask questions. And watching the smiles on the faces of those who have never shot before-priceless!

I'd say, based on these bright young kids , that the future our sport is in very good hands.

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Great to see that some women are getting into the sport of archery.

Great to see that you are helping the youth to keep the interest in the younger generation. With so many families being a single parent, its great to see others willing to see that the kids have a chance to learn the skills for these outdoor activities.

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Kudos to you DonBo for promoting archery like that especially with the girls who aren't always encouraged to try it as much as the boys are!

At Game Fair this year there's free 3D archery shooting for all kids and they don't even need to bring a bow. Members of MN Bowhunters Inc. will be there to help the kids learn how to shoot.

MDHA will be out there as well so people can learn more about future Forkhorn Camps.

Game Fair is such a great time for kids because there's so much for them to do. Game Fair is Aug 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at Armstrong Ranch Kennels northwest of Anoka on Highway 10.

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