Youth involvement is crucial to our hunting and outdoor heritage and that is why Mossy Oak is proud to be a supporter of the call-to-action program Two Million Bullets.
Two Million Bullets is challenging hunters and shooters to make youth the top priority in the nation’s conservation effort. Camp Compass Academy’s founder and award-winning professional educator, John Annoni is spearheading the mission to not lose anymore ground with the future of shooting and hunting in the U.S. Annoni’s success as a leader in helping youth lead better lives through gun related activities demonstrates his track record in program creation, mentoring, educating and fostering American outdoor values.
Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, Senior Vice President of TV and Related Media for Mossy Oak said:
“John Annoni has been a part of the Mossy Oak family for nearly 20 years. Not because he loves the outdoors (which he does) but because his passion and his mission make most others in the outdoor world seem small. Through Camp Compass and now the Two Million Bullets program, John reaches kids that would NEVER be introduced to our world, much less to the positive aspects of what we do. Being an inner-city kid himself, John knows how to reach these kids because he was one of them. He uses hunting, fishing and shooting opportunities to inspire youth to become better in school, at home and in life and to overcome many obstacles to reach their true potential. If there is a more honorable calling in the outdoors I have not heard about it.”
“The time has come to prove that our primary conservation objective is our youth,” said Annoni. “Initially this campaign will look to secure two million Americans to stand up and be counted for the belief that our children are America’s most precious natural resource. Our traditions of hunting and shooting will be passed on because two million of us proved we cared about children.”
Mossy Oak has over 1000 ProStaff members who attend events nationally, regionally and locally and they are working to create awareness for the Two Million Bullets campaign. Mossy Oak Productions created a 30-second commercial and online video to help the cause called “Bullet or Blank?”. The video can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/37803035.
There are several ways to help Two Million Bullets reach its goals, including purchasing a bullet ribbon for just $1. For more ways to help, log on to http://2millionbullets.org.