Mark Fouts, Director of Member Relations & Outreach for the Ruffed Grouse Society, shares his personal passion for the Hunter Mentor Program.
Mark Fouts reflects on the mentors that got him started in upland hunting. Fond memories of those mentors are what fuel his vision for the Hunter Mentor Program. Ultimately, paying it forward is what will make the hunters of future generations.
“Mentoring is an educational tool—if you can mentor someone, they will pay it forward too. That is the most exciting part of this program—’the reward’ you get from sharing the skills you learned with the next generation of hunters.”
Project Upland is an editorial initiative to capture the cultures and traditions of upland bird hunting. We seek to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters to understand the essence of hunting traditions and the critical cause for conservation.