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Baztec Fishing and Outdoors is a nonprofit that wants more BIPOC kids outside

Aug 08, 2023 09:57AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Adam Sherez

By Sharon Yoo - KARE 11 News - August 8, 2023

According to a 2016 U.S. Census Bureau report on Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 86 percent of anglers identified as white, while nine percent identified as African American, and two percent identified as Asian American.

As a firm believer that the outdoors should be for everyone, Ray Ruiz started out to change that statistic. 

Through Baztec Fishing and Outdoors, Ruiz gets kids hooked on everything Minnesota's nature has to offer.

To read the full story, visit the KARE 11 News site here. 

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