KAMO October Newsletter
Hello to all KAMO members and friends!
This is Kids And Mentors President Mark Walters with my monthly part of
The Newsletter. Please do everything that you can and should do to
prepare for the upcoming “Joe Hunt”. Rick and Bob do their best but
they need your help. The Rouses will be cooking on Friday and then AJ
will take over and I believe that Brad and Dana will be helping over.
Please be in contact with these people if you can help in any way, or
have paper work to turn in.
I am currently in my I am not home season due to my work and that is
all that I have to write other than THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! In a
years time our organization really gets a lot done for Wiscosin’s yout
Mac Kenzie Hunt – Part of our acceptance of responsibilities for the MacKenzie Center is that we have someone with medical training there for the weekend. They can be a doctor, nurse, physician assistant, practical nurse, athletic trainer, emt, or a person certified as completing the American Red Cross emergency response course (Ben Gruber not coming).
Please forward a mentor form to Rick if you plan to be involved in the Mac Kenzie hunt this year. Also, be aware that the Mac Kenzie has a new consent form for the mentees. If you need a copy of either of these forms sent electronically, ask Mike or Rick.
The site has been visited about 250 times the past 30 days. The fence has blocked a large number of hack in attempts – about 340.
The Baraboo chapter met on Oct.14 at Rivers Edge Resort. Most of the meeting was going over details of this years Joe Hunt. We have a need for someone with medical training to be with us for this years hunt as our EMT Ben Gruber will not be there this year. We have completed our 3hr training with 5 kids learning firearm safety and basics. We also had plenty of time devoted to target practice with 3 of the kids using a firearm for the first time. Now is tedious work of getting all of our forms filled out and submitted. At this point I need the MacKenzie waiver forms for all of our student hunters and a list of all of this years mentors. I will need the full name with middle initial, DNR customer number and phone number. A couple of our mentors have been spending a lot of hours with kids chasing waterfowl with many hitting the water. Greg Wagner just got back from taking a couple kids out to South Dakota for a goose/duck hunt. He reported they got 53 ducks with 7 different species. With falling temps and leaves its a great time to be in the woods. Tradition Forward
Coulee Chapter – Because of unavailability of a few mentors (travel, projects), Kraig, Randy, and Mike had an officer’s only meeting in October to discuss planning.
Mike is planning a return visit to a horse ranch tomorrow near Desoto. This is a chores/ grooming outing. It looks like a group of about 10. The kids really enjoyed this trip when we went in March.
Mike has been working with the Friends of the Upper Mississippi River (FUM) group in developing their strategic plan for the next three years. THe U.S.F. & W.S. provides a meeting place, the agenda, and an overall framework (planning outline S.W.O.T., SMART goals) for these ideas to incubate. Mike is there as an asset, because he hopes that the FUM and KAMO groups can work together, and to show that K AMO is a non-competitive, willing partner.
Lake Wisconsin Chapter –
Hello Folks from Lake Wisconsin chapter.
We’ve been gearing up for the annual Joe Hunt for kids 10 to 18 years of age that have never hunted before. We are always looking for new kids and mentors to participate, if even just helping with gun safety, target practice or setting up blinds or stands. The youth hunt wasn’t a big success with raining most of the weekend, the few that went didn’t see or take any deer. Also any chapter needing hunting coats and bibs please contact Bob at 608-212-5840. We have Orange and Camo that were donated to Kamo to hand out, sizes adult Medium to XXL. We also have gloves. Good luck to all the hunters this season, be safe and get the big one!
Meadow Valley Chapter –
At our October meeting we had 6 members, 4 kids present. We met at Aaron’s/Janine’s place to process the 2 deer that were harvested during the youth hunt on their property. The kids helped skin, cut, grind and wrap the meat. It was a great learning experience. We did discuss should we decide to do this event again next year we will need to spend more time on sighting in rifles. Several deer were missed during the hunt.
We continue to discuss the possibility of creating a KAMO scholarship for students involved with mentoring youth. We have been in contact with the local school to get some guidance and assistance with the process.
Our pheasant hunt is scheduled for November 10th at Woods and Meadows.
At present, several mentors were looking for kids to take to the Joe hunt. We need to do some recruiting.
Upcoming events include,
Submitted by Bob
Northwoods Chapter –
Scenes from the previously mentioned pheasant have been put on the Northwoods Chapter page. This was a clip put out by an upper peninsula television station. Some of the chapter’s mentors are preparing to take some novices out for the anterless deer hunt in December locally.
Yellow River Chapter –
We had a meeting, 3 attended, realized it was a Packer game and kept the meeting short. Talked about the meet in greet, now is scheduled for 11/11 at Nutz Deep II in Marshfield at 7pm. Talked about the Joe hunt and making preparations for youth to attend.Next meeting will be 11/11 at 6pm, right before the meet and greet.
April Onsager, LMT