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PATH offers mentored hunting for youth over holiday breaks

Plenty of mentored hunting opportunities exist over the holidays for youth under age 18 through the Passing Along the Heritage Program.

Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County has seven units totaling 1,067 acres available for mentored youth hunting. Other PATH sites are also available.

PATH provides Nebraska youth and their mentors access to hunt on private lands and selected public lands without other hunter competition. Only youth under age 18 may hunt on these sites. The mentor is there to help the youth and ensure a safe hunting experience.

To locate and reserve a site, and obtain a permission slip, visit OutdoorNebraska.org/PATH. A mentor must possess a permission slip at all times of the youth hunt. Mentors may enroll for PATH up to five times annually.

The program is made possible by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and landowners. The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District manages the Lake Wanahoo habitat area in cooperation with Game and Parks and Pheasants Forever.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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