All ages

Take One – Make One

The Take One – Make One Program (TOMO) was established by SCDNR in January 1999. Since 2004, 286 youth have participated in this program. The TOMO program specifically targets youth and young adults who have not experienced a previous shooting or hunting activity. These youth are paired with volunteer hunting club members and private land owners who sponsor and actively participate in a year-round hunting, fishing and shooting sports mentorship program.
The TOMO program has been...

Hunter Education

This is the SCDNR’s most extensive education program. With over 10,000 adult and youth students served each year, it is also the largest classroom-oriented program with DNR instructors. Because all hunters born after June 30, 1979 are required to pass the hunter education course before a hunting license can be obtained, the demand for this course should remain constant or increase slightly over time. Youth participating in the Youth Hunting and Take One-Make One (TOMO) programs are required...

Trailblazer Adventure Program

The Trailblazer Adventure Program was designed to expose families to outdoor activities during the Trailblazer Adventure Day and offer them the chance to engage in other outdoor related activities with integration partners.


This program serves as an all-around introduction to the thrill of outdoor sports and the importance of conservation. It is typically hosted by youth serving organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the United States and YMCA. Other...

Introduction to Wingshooting

The is an introductory shotgun shooting education program focusing on youth and women to teach shotgun shooting safety and shooting skills.

Hunting Education Workshops

TURKEY EVENTS Location: Atterbury FWA Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009 Time: 9 a.m. to noon EDT Phone: (812) 526-2051 The Blue River Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation will conduct a workshop for existing and potential youth hunters. Participants will learn hunting techniques, safety, and calling, and are encouraged to bring their turkey calls. Snacks will be provided. Participants are encouraged to call and confirm, as space may be limited. Location: Sugar Ridge FWA Date: ...

MN DNR Hunter Recruitment and Retention Plan (Executive Summary)

Executive Summary- Hunter Recruitment and Retention Plan Declining hunter participation is a problem that needs to be addressed because hunters are pivotal to wildlife management fiscally, operationally, and socially. Additionally, hunting is a valued part of Minnesota’s heritage and culture – so much so that it has been given protection in the Minnesota Constitution. In January 2002, the DNR Wildlife Roundtable (stakeholders) considered hunter participation issues, identified the...

Learn to Hunt Program

The Learn to Hunt Program is designed to provide novice hunters a high quality, safe, and enjoyable first time hunting experience.

Hunting Heritage Program

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.

New Hunter Starter Kit

Twice a month, a New Hunter Starter Kit is mailed out to each newly graduated hunter education student, regardless of age. The packet of information contains: a welcome letter from our Hunter Education Coordinator, a DVD with various hunting topics and game recipes, a set of 9 brochures on a variety of topics from Proper Game Care to Deer and Turkey Hunting Safety, a Hunting Plan pad, a 4 Rules of Firearm Hunting Safety magnet, bookmark on deer and turkey hunter's oath, statewide range...

Pass It On

Pass It On is a program designed to reverse the declining trend in Kansas hunter numbers through recruitment and retention efforts, including outdoor skills training, hunting access, special hunts and education and awareness.