Best Practices in Hunting and Shooting Recruitment and Retention

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Agencies and organizations all over the country are spending scarce budget and staff resources on hunting and shooting recruitment and retention (R&R) programs of all kinds, but are these programs effective? Do they result in more shooters and hunters? How do you know?

The Best Practices project was designed to help you find out.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) convened a think tank of experts in the fields of education, social science, recreation, industry and public service to develop and determine research-based best professional practices for R&R for hunting and the shooting sports.

The result of these efforts is a toolkit of real-world, actionable tools for planning, development, enhancement, and/or evaluation of all R&R programs and efforts regarding hunting and the shooting sports. The toolkit includes:
• Best Practices Workbook
• Trainer's Guide
• Fact Sheets
• Audio-Visual Presentations

This ground-breaking effort to recruit and retain hunters and target shooters, was developed by the NSSF, in partnership with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and supported through a grant from the Multi-State Conservation Grant program under the Wildlife Restoration Program.

Best Practices ensure that recruitment and retention efforts are the best they can be.