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Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO)

8/23/12 @ 5:50 AM
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Onalaskan
User since 1/24/02
KAMO is a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization that gets kids off their earbuds and into the outdoors. Never before has there been such a substantial need for adults to pass their outdoor skills on to a younger generation that has become disconnected with nature. KAMO has 5 chapters - Florence, Ladysmith, New Lisbon, Baraboo, La Crosse/ Onalaska. Kamokids.org is the group's website and provides details, contact information and photos of the group's activities. KAMO is unique in that members of the group plan, organize, and finance activities year around. These activities can be done one on one, small or large group. KAMO mentors are encouraged to contribute the time what they can comfortably give and are not pushed for more. KAMO has been popular and can always use new mentors who bring their ideas and energy to the group. The La Crosse group I'm a memeber of could use some people for Learn to Hunts or other mentored hunting experiences for events on the river and local Mississippi Valley properties. We are open to someone who may have horses or places to camp as that is what our kids are asking for.I will try to post our activities on here once in a while.
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3/9/20 @ 12:16 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

This class was cancelled! KAMO and the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association are hosting a hunters education internet field day in Onalaska on April 4th. This is an opportunity to get a kid certified before turkey season the following weekend. Also,if there are any instructors who would like to get certified in IFD, this class can serve as an apprenticeship towards that. The GoWild site student - enroll has details. Like it or not, IFD is where the demand in the future is headed. I was an IFD skeptic I got the certification and have run a few classes and saw how well it works. It's all hands on except for the written test.

2/26/20 @ 8:16 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

There was a meeting in Beaver Dam last week to discuss starting a KAMO chapter there. Twenty five people showed up. Our state convention is in Stevens point on March 21st.

2/16/20 @ 9:26 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

There will be a meeting in Beaver Dam this week about starting a chapter there. Mark Walters would be the guy to talk to. His contact info is on the website - An Outdoorsman's Journal.

2/3/20 @ 2:06 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

Some USFWS, DNR, U.W. La Crosse students, and KAMO mentors are teaming up to teach Angler R3 in the La Crosse area. The intent is to teach adults who never learned how to fish how to catch, clean, and cook fish. Our first classes are in February and we could use some more students.

12/31/19 @ 12:11 PM
jakman
User since 3/3/11

Thanks Tim will check into them

12/29/19 @ 6:55 PM
Tim_T
User since 6/17/11

jakman, check out the United Special Sportsmens Alliance. I donated mine to them several years ago.

Tim

12/28/19 @ 9:16 AM
chaw
chaw
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02

What a great idea and organization Onalaskan. Well done. Get this kids outside. 

12/14/19 @ 2:25 PM
jakman
User since 3/3/11

Oalaskan I have roughly 10-11 bear points and was considering donating them to a disabled hunter. Can you please point me in the right direction to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated 

12/5/19 @ 7:35 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

Recent pic taken by KAMO fan. This bull is out of a herd wintering in southern Jackson County.

12/4/19 @ 5:52 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

KAMO is in need of an assistant for an upcoming large event. This requirement was thrown at us recently. Does anyone know of anyone?

The Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) group has its annual deer  hunt near Poynette from Friday, December 13th (evening) - Sunday,December 15th (early afternoon). This year we are required to have a person with a medical background on site - that person would stay in the Mac Kenzie Center Lodge on call (during this time, they could do personal work - for example, bring in a laptop). It could be a doctor, nurse, physician assistant, practical nurse, athletic trainer, EMT, or a person who has completed the American Red Cross Emergency Response Course.This person would be provided transportation to and from the event site, free food and lodging, and would receive $150. That person would have to stay the entire time. They would be helping a great cause and would really enjoy the atmosphere. Contact Mike at 608-799-5037/ [email protected] if interested.

11/20/19 @ 9:08 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

Some KAMO mentors in La Crosse decided to get involved with Angler R3. This movement would be geared toward adults who never learned to fish. Here's the word we are trying to spread:

I am writing as a representative of an R3 Angler Education group. R3 stands for  - Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation. This is  nationwide movement intended to increase the numbers of people participating in fishing (there is hunting R3 too).

Our La Crosse group consists of members of the U.S. F.W.S., D.N.R., and a couple non -profit groups. We are currently planning a February class with up to 20 novice, adult anglers. Potentially, we could use some ideas and support:

Where would we take a first time group on two consecutive February weekends - the 22nd and 29th so that there might be a decent chance to catch fish in the general La Crosse area with a nearby porta potty and place to clean fish? Yes, this is a tall order.

Once we get enough people hooked on ice fishing, we'll worry less about these amenities on future outings.

Would some people reading this post potentially be interested in helping our R3 group?


While I'm on the subject, the Kicking Bear group plans to host its first annual Kids Fishing Tournament off Schaeffer's Landing - Lake Onalaska on January 18th. That event too, will be supported by other outdoor nonprofits, but we could use experienced anglers to help the kids and their families have a better chance for success.

11/20/19 @ 9:05 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

The KAMO group is getting ready for the state anterless hunt in Poynette this December. The hunt was put on the Go Wild site as a Learn to Hunt.

There may be some room for some non learn to hunt kids (those that have already bought a license in the past).

The event coincides with the anterless hunt on December 13-15. Participants stay in dorms at the Mac Kenzie Center.




7/27/19 @ 5:58 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

Coulee had pontoon rides on a hot afternoon on the Black River that drew 65 riders.

Kids who were waiting practiced fish casting.

Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
7/13/19 @ 8:22 PM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

A couple pics from Youth Outdoor Fest in La Crosse.

I was so busy myself, I didn't take pictures of some really neat stuff like the zip line. 

This fest keeps growi ng and may someday be a regional draw.

Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) photo by Oalaskan
7/12/19 @ 10:26 AM
Oalaskan
PRO MEMBER User since 10/2/14

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.

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