My regular readers – and anyone within earshot for more than 5 minutes – know that I am a huge advocate of teaching our youth to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
I’m not just an outdoor recruiter. The fact is that the life lessons that can be learned by exploring the outdoors and harvesting her bounty can influence every aspect of our lives and those of generations to come.
Discipline, self-control, personal responsibility, the ability to understand and solve problems, and true self-respect are but a few of the by-products of quality time afield.
When my friend, Mike “Hawk” Huston, brought to my attention a new incentive for getting young ‘uns into the outdoors… I jumped at the chance to pass the word.
He calls it the “Hawk Bow Challenge”:http://journeywithredhawk.blogspot.com/ and the details are simple:
_if you have a bow you arenâ€™t using.. Or if you have the means to get a bow for someone else and give it to them, teach them to properly use it and take a picture of that person enjoying the sport.. Then you can join inâ€¦_
Yup, it’s as easy as that!
And for those who really need it, here’s the incentive I mentioned above:
_I will choose a winning picture and accompanying caption.. The winner will receive four custom built primitive hunting arrows signed by yours truly._
In my not-so-humble opinion, introducing a greenhorn (whether young or old) into the hunting traditions provides plenty of reward all its own but when you add in the *Hawk Bow Challenge*…
what are you waiting for!?