Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)
Only 45 minutes away from La Crosse, in Tomah, is perhaps one of the finest family recreational experience solutions for the family that has both strong fishing interests and kids. Winnebago Park on Tomah Lake features a colossal playground, a baseball field, extensive picnic areas, 1,000's of feet of shoreline fishing access, two boat ramps. As if that weren't enough, the lake is one of the finest fisheries in the area. Panfish, bass, northerns.
KId's Fishing Day at Lake Onalaska on June 2nd. Forecast of 100% rain was way off, which was good. Fishing was off a little. A good time was had by all. Kids got neon KAMO shirts and fishing poles. Mentors were present in force. We used nasa constructed Mosey Park as a our headquarters.Having trouble uploading some other pics I took. I'll come back to it later.
This is the way to have a meeting. Pontoon ride with captain and bird advocate, Tim Collins, in search of the sight/ call of the prothonotary, a river bottom dwelling, golden warbler. Expedition was in the Richmond Bay area and featured tranquility, inspiring scenery, pizza, and some talk of the KAMO group's upcoming plans. Although the bird was heard, it evaded a good viewing. The expeditioneers came back with a refreshed outlook.
Fellow Sportsmen and women
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The La Crosse chapter's latest activity schedule:
KAMO Spring/ Tentative Summer 2018 Event Schedule
If you are interested in any of these activities, contact the lead. We need to know in advance of your interest for planning purposes. KAMO generated events are asterisked.
Environmental Stewardship/ Facility Tours
*Wednesday, April 18th, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. - Nature walk/ trail clean-up - Myrick Hixon Park behind (to the northwest of) Wiscorps building. Participants will clean trails while getting a guided marsh tour. Food and drink will be served near the end. Lead - Mike Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
*Saturday, April 28th - Perrot Park - Earth Day - 10:00 - ?. Trempealeau. Nature Center - A mixture of work and play. Cleaning trails, clearing brush, painting, etc. Lunch included. Details - 608-534-6409. Open to the general public. Our mentors will be absorbed at our archery outing, but this is an option for those looking for something different and want to adventure out on their own.
Saturday, May 12th - Lake Onalaska Clean up day - Fred Funk Landing - 8:00 A.M. Lunch in Copeland Park. Participants receive T-shirt. Lead - Fritz Funk - email@example.com/ 608-799-7533
*Saturday, April 28th - KAMO/ BBBS LA Crosse Archery Kids Archery Day. 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Bring a kid or learn to shoot yourself. Lead - Randy Hines - Open to the general public/ KAMO/ BBBS.. Lead - Randy Hines - 608-304-2712
*May - September - Small group fishing outings by request. Leads - “The Mikes” - Contact Mike Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 608-799-5037 or Mike Hodgins at email@example.com/ 608-397-9844.
*Saturday, June 2nd - KAMO Kids Fishing Day - Lake Onalaska.. Time and location TBD. Leads - Randy Hines - 608-304-2712/ Mike Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org Open to KAMO/ BBBS/ general public.
Fellow Outdoors people. The future of our hunting heritage depends partly on the choices we make today to interest others in hunting. I am hoping someone else in going to the first national R3 Symposium sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. It will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 21-23. I went to the Youth Outdoor Mentoring Summit last year and the National R3 folks were there. I got a lot out of it.