Nebraska GPC Campaign to Increase Youth Hunters

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and National Shooting Sports Foundation have launched a statewide marketing campaign to encourage fathers to take their children hunting.

With deer and turkey permits only $5 for youth, and deer and turkey populations plentiful, and hunting opportunities abundant, fall is the perfect time to introduce a son or daughter to hunting.

Game and Parks has developed new Web pages at OutdoorNebraska.org/youth that detail information about youth hunting in Nebraska. The site also allows adult mentors to register for a free Nebraska upland bird hunt.

"Too often our busy lifestyles discourage youngsters from participating in time-honored traditions such as hunting," said Jeff Rawlinson, assistant division administrator in the Information and Education Division. "Sometimes, you just have to make the best things in life happen."