Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)
Sherry Hougom pictured at the June 9th, 2019 Loggers game with some KAMO families. The Sara Hougom Foundation put the event on for the past four years in honor and memory of Sara, who lived in style and would have loved to be at a Loggers game with her friends. The foundation invites members of the BBBS, Boys and Girls Club, and KAMO to the event and spoils the heck out of us with free admission, food, and beverages.
The Coulee Chapter of KAMO had an event in neighboring Hokah and this is a piece on it.
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Coulee's latest. All our events are free and open to the public.
Fishing by request throughout season. The fishing could be shore, boat, or fishing float based depending on your group size. We need a week or more notice. Fishing conditions are often subject to river levels. If you are interested in an outing for your group, little brother/ sister, child, family, give us a call early and express interest. Contact Mike at [email protected] or 608-799-5037 if interested and he will try to set up a trip for you.
Saturday, June 1st - Kids Fishing Day - Mosey Park (near Schaefers). W7207 North Shore Lane, Onalaska. 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M - Pontoon, boat, and shore based. This is also free fishing day for adults - don’t need a license. Please RSVP. Contact Mike - [email protected] or 608-799-5037
Tuesday, June 11th - 9:30 - 1:30. Paddle, Pedal,Picnic. Meet at the end of Fisherman’s Road. W. We will pedal down to the Black River Beach. We will then paddle down to Shennanigans, take the canoes/ kayaks out, and cross the street to Olivette Church for lunch. You can bring your own equipment or it will be provided. For more information, contact Tim Collins - [email protected]/ 608-385-2143 or Mike [email protected] or 608-799-5037. Since we need to predict our equipment needs and will serve food, we would like to know in advance if you are coming if feasible.
Saturday, June 22nd - 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Kids Day - 211 Main Street, Hokah (an old school building). Archery, nature art, fish casting, outdoor gear swap. Bring your artistic skills. Food will be served. Hokah is a short drive from La Crescent - 6 miles. For more information, contact Mike at [email protected]/ 608-799-5037 or Mallory at [email protected]
Tuesday, July 16th - Pontoon Rides on the Black River. More details will be provided as the event draws nearer. Usually begin boarding at the west Clinton Street Landing (near Veterans Park/ huge parking area east of Tom Sawyers) at 6:00 P.M. Please bring a personal flotation device if you have one, otherwise we will provide one. For more information, contact Tim Collins - [email protected]/ 608-385-2143
Hunter’s Education class - Traditional class in planning stages. May also run Internet Field Day. Will run for four summer nights at a location to be determined. For more information, contact Mike - [email protected] or 608-799-5037
Coulee is having a Kids Fishing Day off Mosey Park on Lake Onalaska Saturday,June 1st from 9:0 AM - 1:00 PM.
We are also have an archery, fish casting, outdoor gear swap, art event at 211 Main Street in Hokah, MN. This will run from 11:0 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 22nd.
Both events free and open to the public.
If you have any outdoor gear you want to get rid of,we can get it in the hands of kids. We will be giving away tackle boxes to kids and want to put assorted small tackle in them. If anyone has any leads on how to get a mound of tackle - bobbers, hooks, plastic tails, at a deal, we'd like to know.
Recently, a chapter of KAMO started in Marshfield. The next most promising sounding place is in Beaver Dam. And right behind that is Dodgeville. This might be the year we reach across the Mississippi and have activities in neighboring Houston County. In fact, we are planning an event in Hokah that will feature archery, nature art, and a gear swap/ give away.
Scenes from Saturday's Kids Archery Day at the La Crosse Archery facility in Onalaska. 41 kids and over 2 parents came in for instruction and shooting. About a third had never shot before. In another part of Onalaska, KAMO helped a D.N.R. staff person certify 23 hunter's education instructors in a five hour workshop. 23 participants from 7 counties.