Hunting Heritage Program

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Walter James Jr


Phone: 919-707-0059

Program details

The Hunting Heritage Program of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is based on the premise that it takes a hunter to make a hunter and that the recruitment and retention of hunters is critical to long-term conservation and management of North Carolina's wildlife resources.

Planning and Evaluation

Program objectives: 

Recruitment and Retention of Hunters

Remove Informational barriers to hunting

Improving hunter access

Reduce regulation complexity and confusion

Development recruitment and retention partnerships

Promote the cultural, traditional, and economic importance of hunting

Serve as a catalyst to promote mentoring

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: Yes

Comments: Created March 2007 and contains action items.


This program is evaluated: No

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Program considerations and recommendations

General comments: Human Dimensions research is a valuable asset toward evaluating program success.

Critical elements to consider when planning this type of program: Funding for recruitment and retention coodinator salary. Although much can be accomplished intra-agency, continually acquisition of grants are critical for implementation of initiatives that require funding.

Special facilities needed to implement the program: Intra-agency staff


Approximate staff effort required to implement program: One staff member