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“I’ve always been interested in learning to hunt, but never found the time due to many other interests,” says Stephen DeFlorio. Luckily, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts, has partnered with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, or MassWildlife to offer year-round introductory classes to novice hunters and anglers. Inspired by his son who participates in hunting, DeFlorio thought the basic education course would be a great opportunity… Read More

Investing time to mentor new hunters is crucial in maintaining a community of conservationists. Hear one woman’s story of how mentoring a new hunter helped spread the message of conservation to many others.

Shelby Aguilar, outdoor enthusiast and youth hunter, wins lottery hunt of a lifetime at Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland.