Outdoor News offers free subscriptions to youth in Michigan
(Plymouth, MN) — Hunting is a time-honored Michigan tradition, providing challenging outdoor recreation and helping develop an appreciation for the wilderness and wildlife. To celebrate this heritage, Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, is offering youth aged 17 and younger who have successfully completed the hunter safety education program through the Michigan DNR with a complimentary three-month subscription to Michigan Outdoor News.
Hunter education courses teach new hunters responsibility, ethics, firearms safety, wildlife conservation and wildlife identification, game care, survival and first aid. In Michigan, courses are offered year-round throughout the state. The typical hunter education course consists of two to five sessions with a total class time of 10 to 12 hours. Hunter education classes are typically held in outdoor clubs, schools, police stations and camps. In addition to traditional classroom courses, home-study, and online courses – using a self-paced method followed by a field day of material review and testing – are also available.
“Michigan Outdoor News is an authentic voice for what matters to hunters in the Wolverine State. By providing an opportunity for youth to receive their own subscription to Outdoor News, we are committed to reinforcing the hunting heritage and building upon the foundation of growing interest for the shooting sports and nature by these young sporting enthusiasts,” said Outdoor News President Rob Drieslein.
The “junior subscription” offer is available for youth who have completed their hunter education program between Nov. 1, 2016 and Nov. 1, 2017. A downloadable form and additional details on the program can be found here.
For more information about hunter education in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/huntereducation.