Children who are taught to respect fish, wildlife and the natural environment become people who carry the same values forward into their adult life. With this in mind, the Grand Forks Wildlife Association hosts activities for youth that help to foster a love for the outdoors, knowledge of our local environment, and experiences that may not be available to every child.
Many of our members have kids of their own who partake in youth activities and who have been raised on hunting, fishing and exploring, but we are always open to those that are new to this lifestyle. Programs are dependent on volunteer support and youth interest. Please check back on this page for updates on future programs and activities.
Do you know a local young person who is interested in learning about hunting? The GFWA has a Hunter Mentorship Program where youth under the age of 18 can spend a day out hunting with an experienced hunter and outdoors person. Youth can expect to learn about the many aspects of hunting and how to safely enjoy spending time in the outdoors.
If interested send us a General Inquiry message on our 'Contact Us' page.
This is a great opportunity for kids (and adults!) to learn about firearms, archery, shooting safety and to showcase or practice their shooting skills with guidance from those experienced in shooting & target practice.
Generally held each spring, the Turkey Shoot is open to all kids and adults who want to have some fun and maybe win some prizes.
The 2022 shoot was held on May 7th! The kids got to practice .22 and archery shooting. Thanks to those who volunteered to make this event happen. Click below for photos.
The GFWA is hoping to host a few outdoor education sessions each year.
We are currently working on organizing this, so please check back to this page for details.
Contact us below if you are willing to help with these programs.
Do you have an idea that will get the kids engaged and excited about the outdoors? Are you willing to facilitate or help plan a Youth Program? Please contact us so we can add you to our volunteer list.