1Program numbers include one state that indicated they were in the process of developing a written plan for that program
2Program numbers include one state that indicated they were in the process of developing an evaluation for that program
While hunter access programs appear to be growing, there also appears to be a need for program plans to guide them. At best, states reported that 50% of the individual programs within a program-type have written plans. The absence of written plans makes integrating these hunter access programs into other programs that are addressing hunter recruitment and retention programs even more difficult. Communications between staff developing and delivering recruitment and retention programs and staff developing and delivering access programs is critical for long-term hunter recruitment and retention efforts to be successful.