Tips For Mentors
Make sure your mentee knows and follows all safety rules. If the mentee does not, end the hunt.
Be within arm’s length of the mentee. This insures that you can enforce safety.
Remember that your mentee may know very little about waterfowling. They are there to learn from you.
Make sure your mentee knows what type of conditions you will be hunting in and that they are adequately prepared for it.
The mentee is there because they want to learn. Take every opportunity to teach them about waterfowl hunting techniques.
Teach Respect for the Resource
Explain why you did or did not do certain things (e.g., passing on a long shot). Take the opportunity to talk about the great heritage of waterfowl hunting and conservation.
Mentoring is a great way for you to give back to the resource! It may help you remember why you appreciate waterfowl hunting so much!