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Nephew Nurturing

Bob Rogers

Weekend, July 14-15, 2018 – As it turns out, my family consisted of three boys who fly fished. One wasn’t a hunter but he was a hunting guide for a time, taking Idaho elk hunters to their wilderness happy hunting grounds. He, too, ended up not just as a fly fisherman but a truly addicted fly fisherman. His near daily time in the water casting a nymph hooked him as well as the fish. But hunting was never his thing, as much as it was mine. That’s probably because all three boys were in their teens by the time they ever saw wild country. Regrettable, yes, but the older one – the fly fisher – took to horses early and we spent some quality saddle time together.

Then there was my nephew, just one of…I don’t think I can count that high. But he had hunting addiction, plain and simple. Due to states apart – he in Washington state and I in Wyoming mostly (when I wasn’t hunting in some other state) we hunted separately. But I knew of his adventures and he often sent me photos of is trophies. Making a living for me has for the most part always involved guns and bows and outfitting for hunters who came to enjoy Wyoming’s abundant wildlife. My nephew and I talked guns frequently and, during one visit to our Wyoming home I passed on one of two Remington 6mm M700s I had. It was a special rifle, given to me by a Remington sales rep. A second M700 came from Remington others whom I guided on hunts.

Eventually, and as the years worn on, I passed on that special M700 to my nephew who promised to keep it in the family. My nephew unfortunately passed far too early, but before he did, he endowed that special M700 to his son, equally addicted to hunting. And there it sits, in use every year and will continue to be long after I’ve been taken to higher hunting grounds. That’s the nurturing that frequently comes when families hunt together as you’ll see in this edition of…

Families Afield 1-Million Apprentice Hunters, 6:09 min.

The future of hunting is brighter today than it was nearly a decade ago thanks to the extraordinary success of Families Afield, an innovative program that has reached a major milestone by introducing 1,000,000 newcomers to hunting.

Teaching Kids Guns Safety: How To Introduce Guns and Hunting To Youth, 13:09 min.

Teaching youth gun safety is critical to youth shooting sports. However, this video is more than how to teach a kid gun safety, it is a about how to introduced kids to hunting and the shooting sports as a lifestyle.

USSA TV – Families Afield in Action, 3:12 min.

Join USSA’s Sean Curran as he shares his time spent with his son waterfowl hunting and the importance of the apprentice license made possible by the Families Afield Initiative.

My Son’s First Hunt, 6:15 min.

The hunt I have waited for since I was a kid. The chance to share my passion, knowledge and time with my son just like my dad was able to do with me.

Take A Kid Hunting | His First Buck in 2016, 5:53 min.

Most states have a youth weekend for deer hunting. If your state has one, invest the time and mentor a child to pass on the tradition of deer hunting.
Check out this video from our 2016 season where young Rylan gets his first buck.

Bushlan Camo – Taking Kids Hunting, 7:45 min.

Taking Kids Hunting and promoting the outdoors

Youth Rabbit Hunt: Kids Hunt Rabbits and see a Tortoise, Horned Lizard, and Tarantula During The Hunt, 8:03 min.

I took my friend Matheu on a Youth Rabbit Hunt. We hunted Cottontail Rabbits and Jackrabbits. We got see a Tortoise, Horned Lizard, and Tarantula during the hunt. None of the animals were harmed. We did harvest two rabbits which we ate and we took a bonus Dove. Overall, it was a great day

2016 New Mexico Archery Elk Hunt | Jessica Taylor Byers, 13:48 min.

2nd year at Trophy Ridge Outfitters in Luna, New Mexico. Watch Jessica chase bulls for 5 days as she hopes to connect with her second archery elk!

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