Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in outdoor and travel markets. A former small-town newspaper editor and reporter, she constantly hunts for news headlines you need to read. Barbara also publishes Women’s Outdoor News online and pens columns for the National Wild Turkey Federation and Shooting Sports USA. Hailing from the Ozarks of Missouri, this avid hunter is now mentoring the second generation of hunters - her own little bevy of Realtree-wearing grandchildren.
This NASA Is Squirrelly
The headline in my Google Alerts read, “NASA Assists Disabled Hunter.” Really? I had to see. So many experiments and theories have been tested in space. In the 54 years since President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Space Act, NASA has filed more than 6300 patents.
So, yes, I was curious. Just what did NASA do to help disabled hunters?
It turns out that there’s more than one NASA.
The article did not refer to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It referenced the North American Squirrel Association, a non-profit organization that provides free hunting and fishing trips to the physically challenged and elderly every year. Based in Wisconsin, this NASA is planning a Pheasant Blitz on March 4, and needs volunteers and participants at the Badgerland Pheasant Hunting Preserve in Westby.
For more information about this NASA, visit its website.
Moral of the story. It pays to read the copy after the headline. Dig deeper. Open the book. You get the picture.