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Mike Christensen, of the Pass It On-Outdoors Mentors program takes photos at a Pass It On dove hunt.
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Eric Mitchell credits the many days he spent as a teen on Pass It On hunting and shooting events for helping him mature, and develop a love of the outdoors.
Dana Schweers, kneeling, with his Big Brother Mike Christensen with a turkey he shot on a Pass It On hunt about 10 years ago. Schweers said the program helped change is life.
Chaz Oliver tries a shot at a passing dove on a Pass It On hunt in September.
Chaz Oliver tries a shot at a passing dove on a Pass It On hunt last September. The program is designed to get more kids outdoors, and introduce them to safe experiences through education.
Chaz Oliver, left, and Christian Lehr shoot at doves at the McPherson Valley Wetlands on a Pass It On hunt.
Chaz Oliver, left, and Christian Lehr shoot at doves at the McPherson Valley Wetlands on a Pass It On hunt last September.
Mike Christensen, Pass It On director, works with a young shooter.
Mike Christensen, right, with one of hundreds of young hunters that have been on Pass It On events.
Mike Christensen of the Pass It On - Outdoors Mentors program gives a safety talk before a hunt begins.
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