QDMA Mentored Hunting Program

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Kip Adams

Email: kadams@qdma.com

Phone: 8143264023

Program details

QDMA's Mentored Hunting Program is an innovative hunter education and recruitment program designed to increase the number of youth and first-time hunters by matching mentors with interested students. It teaches students (youths and adults) the importance of hunting and provides them with a greater understanding of the role of hunting in sustainable wildlife management. It also builds the foundation for these hunters to become better stewards of our natural resources and better ambassadors for hunting. The program incorporates eight steps over several months, and is therefore expected to be more effective than traditional "one-time" events designed to expose newcomers to hunting.

Website: REACH - Hunting

Planning and Evaluation

Program objectives: 

QDMA's Mentored Hunting Program's objectives are to increase the number of youth and first-time hunters by matching mentors with interested students. Another objective is to teach students (youths and adults) the importance of hunting and provide them with a greater understanding of the role of hunting in sustainable wildlife management. Finally, it aims to build the foundation for these hunters to become better stewards of our natural resources and better ambassadors for hunting.

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: Yes

Comments: The Mentored Hunting Program includes a Mentor's Guide. This guide details the eight steps in the program, and information in "black" provides information about each steps or parts of a step. Information in "blue" provides specific items to be accomplished during each step. Information in "red" provides links to websites for suggested readings about each step, and "Value of Hunting" statements are included with each step.

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Evaluation

This program is evaluated: No

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