• Wyoming Disabled Hunters host outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the country | Wyoming
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    Wyoming Disabled Hunters host outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the country | Wyoming

    POWELL —After waiting years for a chance to harvest a big game animal, Dylan Lessleyoung was stunned by how quickly his pronghorn hunt progressed from saddling up to harvesting a beautiful buck. “It went so fast,” he said after taking a perfect shot in the foothills near Meeteetse. It took nine years for the South Dakota man to realize his dream. While the morning hunt was quick, it took many years of doggedly pursuing the right equipment to allow him the opportunity with his disability. Simply getting Lessleyoung dressed in the morning takes more time than most. He’s a quadriplegic, yet that hasn’t halted his love affair with the great…

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    Wyoming Disabled Hunters host outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the country

    After waiting years for a chance to harvest a big game animal, Dylan Lessleyoung was stunned by how quickly his pronghorn hunt progressed from saddling up to harvesting a beautiful buck. “It went so fast,” he said after taking a perfect shot in the foothills near Meeteetse. It took nine years for the South Dakota man to realize his dream. While the morning hunt was quick, it took many years of doggedly pursuing the right equipment to allow him the opportunity with his disability.  Simply getting Lessleyoung dressed in the morning takes more time than most. He’s a quadriplegic, yet that hasn’t halted his love affair with the great outdoors…

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  • An ocean of choices awaits water sports enthusiasts at Mission Bay Aquatic Center
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    An ocean of choices awaits water sports enthusiasts at Mission Bay Aquatic Center

    Whether it’s on a board or boat, water sports are a big part of life for many residents Pacific Beach. So for the past 50 years, the Mission Bay Aquatic Center has strived to help make such activities accessible to all. Sailing, wakeboarding, surfing, stand up paddling, kayaking, windsurfing and much more are just some of the sports available at MBAC. “The center is open to the public. Even without owning a boat or surfboard or other supplies, the community can have access to water sports rentals, classes and programs,” said Kevin Waldick, assistant director. While enjoying some time on the water is simply the goal for many who participate…

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  • Demond Mullins climbed Everest to inspire more Black outdoor enthusiasts
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    Demond Mullins climbed Everest to inspire more Black outdoor enthusiasts

    Demond “Dom” Mullins’ days as a student at Lehman College in New York were interrupted in 2004 when his National Guard unit was deployed to Baghdad. A year later, he returned home but struggled with depression and rage. Immersing himself in his studies helped him make sense of the world and his experiences. After completing degrees in Africana studies and political science, Mullins earned a Ph.D. in sociology, focusing his research on a subject he knew firsthand: how returning veterans reintegrate into society. In 2015, the avid climber and adventure sportsman joined six other veterans and a journalist on a monthlong excursion to climb Alaska’s Denali, the highest peak in…

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    Gov. Hochul launches new vaccine incentive for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts

    Grand prize winners will be able to choose between lifetime fishing or bowhunting licenses or a deluxe equipment package. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Governor Hochul announced a new vaccine incentive Wednesday to get more folks vaccinated in the state. This incentive is for New Yorkers who enjoy the great outdoors, like hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts.  Beginning December 1 through the end of the year, anyone that receives their first vaccine dose will have the opportunity to enter the ‘Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure’ sweepstakes and a random drawing to win special prizes. According to the news release, five grand prize winners will be randomly selected from the pool…

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    Simple Safety Tips For Water Sports Enthusiasts

    Bodies of water like lakes, rivers and oceans often elicit fond memories of fun times spent under the sun. Safety should always be a priority when spending time on the water, especially when participating in water sports, including swimming and water skiing. According to the World Health Organization, more than 40 people die by drowning every hour of every day, which equates to around 372,000 deaths each year. Many of those deaths, the vast majority of which occur in low- or middle-income countries, are preventable, and safety is at the core of drowning prevention. Though drowning incidents are not as prevalent in the United States and Canada as they are…

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