Whitetails Unlimited Introduces 40,000 Youngsters to Archery
Whitetails Unlimited, with the help of Realtree as a title sponsor, will have introduced more than 40,000 youngsters to archery over the past three years through the Kids on Target program. The program consists of kits that are used by youth, with a willing mentor. Mentors can be anyone including a NASP coach, a hunter safety instructor, or a parent. Each kit consists of two paper targets, the 10 commandments of archery safety, a certificate of achievement, and a custom medal. Brief instructions are also included explaining what the youth needs to accomplish in order to earn the certificate of achievement and medal.
“We consider the Kids on Target program to be our best hunter recruitment tool and really ties in nicely to the R3 initiative,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Services Director Russ Austad. “This program is a tremendous stepping stone to get a child into the world of hunting and/or shooting sports.”
Whitetails Unlimited also offers a firearm version of the Kids on Target program. The kits come in a 9×12-inch envelope and can be shipped at no charge upon request. Please call 800-274-5471 for Kids with Target requests.
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $102.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.