Here Are Some of the Examples of Bullets and the 2MB philosophy working hard for America’s youth and outdoor traditions. These are samples of the programs that are giving youth a S.H.O.T. at the outdoors. Two Million bullets is counting on these like minded efforts and the hundreds more like them, to unify under the orange ribbon to show the nation that our outdoor heritage is a positvie choice in the lives of youth.
Camp Compass, founded by John Annoni is a unified effort to introduce urban, middle & high school students to various outdoor activities.
During these sessions students will be introduced and networked to community businesses and working role models. The consequence will be an educated and influenced population understanding conservation, sportsmen’s philosophies and their activities.
Camp Compass is a nonprofit program developed for urban, disadvantaged youth by John Annoni. His staff of volunteer mentors are making a difference in the inner city by providing hunting, fishing, archery, tutoring, social guidance, and other outdoor youth activities.
The children involved are helped with life through a structured program fostering self esteem, providing role models and influencing positive choices.
The National Youth Hunting Association is a 501c3 Public Charity nonprofit youth organization with national scope and impact. Our mission is to promote and preserve our centuries old traditions of hunting, shooting sports and conservation through youth recruitment, retention and involvement in outdoor education, training and events nationwide.
leading innovative approaches in products and to acknowledge the leadership of individuals in preserving and growing the hunting, conservation and outdoor industry.
The future of hunting and wildlife in Texas is in the hands of our youth. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages experienced hunters to seek out youth and provide the guidance to make the event both enjoyable and educational for the beginning hunter
Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is NRA’s “graduate studies” program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. Open only to those who have completed hunter-safety training at the state or provincial level, the program is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter’s skills.
From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, to map-and-compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants get hands-on training in eight skills areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game.
State- and provincial-level YHEC programs, hosted by volunteer instructors, draw an estimated 50,000 youths each year. Top ranked individuals advance to the annual NRA International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, the pinnacle of the program. Since its inception in 1985, YHEC has reached more than a million young sportsmen and women.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides a variety of special youth deer hunting opportunities across the state. The DNR conducts some of these hunts on state owned wildlife management areas (WMA’s) and others are held on private areas with the DNR as a co-sponsor. All youth seriously interested in hunting should take the South Carolina Hunter Education Course either prior to or after attending a special youth deer hunt. A home study course is available by calling 1-800-277-4301.
Special Youth Hunts
The objective of these special hunts is to properly introduce new, young hunters to the challenges, enjoyment and thrills associated with hunting white-tailed deer and to make sure that their early experiences are conducted in a safe and ethical manner. The age requirement for youth participating during these special hunts is 17 and younger. Check specific hunt criteria on the Special DNR Hunts for Youth page in the Rules and Regulations Brochure. Adults accompanying youth must be 21 years of age or older. There is no application fee or license required (unless you are 16 or 17) and these hunts are available at no cost to the participants. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age are required to have a Junior Sportsman’s License. Young people who have an interest in trying deer hunting but have not had opportunities to hunt (those who do not have anyone to take them or do not have a hunting connection) are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the selection process