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New program provides mentors for novices wanting to try outdoor activities

  • 1/15/2019 12:50:00 PM
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Residents in Central Iowa who are interested in outdoor activities, like hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife conservation, firearm safety and more, but have little experience, are encouraged to explore the Connecting Individuals to the Outdoors program. 

Connecting Individuals to the Outdoors program offers monthly skill building clinics and events pairing participants, age 18-45, with certified mentors who provide individual support during the activities.  Cost of the program is $150 which includes instruction, session materials and required licenses to participate in the various hunts included.

A kick-off event will be held at Sportsman's Warehouse in Ankeny on January 26, from 9 a.m. to Noon.  This program is made possible by the National Wild Turkey Federation and Polk County Conservation Board. 

A complete agenda and application is available at