Books/materials

Food for Thought: Increasing Return on Investment by Reaching Out to Recruit New Adult Hunters

North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference Workshop Approximately 80 representatives from many states, federal agencies, industry, and NGOs attended the workshop. The room was full to standing. We front-end loaded the event to accommodate busy schedules and the need for participants to attend many events. Events and programs targeting youth have historically been the staple of hunter recruitment strategies. While these programs are enjoyed by participants and mentors alike,...

Arkansas Has It All

The Arkansas Has It All Conference for educators brings hands on experiences to education. It's sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Participants may choose from several classes, which include information about: * Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) * Boating Education * Watchable Wildlife * Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program * Hunter Education * Arkansas NASP * Arkansas Stream Teams * Project WILD/Project...

Arkansas NASP

The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program (Arkansas NASP) is the official Arkansas affiliate of the National Archery in the Schools Program. Archery is an activity in which people from all walks of life and almost every size and ability can participate. Archery is also a great way to sharpen skills and build success in the classroom; in addition, it is also a relatively simple and inexpensive sport to learn and pursue. Arkansas NASP is focused on providing a safe, fun...

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program

The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program is the nation's largest youth trap program. Shooting sports, like many outdoor activities, are great sources of fun and relaxation when practiced safely and responsibly. The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program is focused on providing a fun, safe environment for participating in shooting sports and reconnecting kids with the joy of being outdoors. The AYSSP raises awareness of conservation-related sports, promotes safety and responsibility, and...

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...

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...

QDMA Mentored Hunting Program

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...

Youth Outdoor Skills Camps

Camps designed to target youth Hunter Education graduates to provide the "next step" for shooting, hunting and fishing education in a fun summer camp environment.

National Archery in the Schools Program

National program designed to teach kids in grades 4-12 a two week archery shooting curriculum and to develop after school shooting opportunities for youth to teach life skills in shooting sports.

Nebraska 20 Year Hunter/Angler Recruitment, Development and Retention Plan

Nebraska's 20 Year RDR Plan was developed using current Best Management Practices and research to achieve five main Goals which include: GOAL I. Recruitment of Youth Hunters/Anglers GOAL II. Recruitment of New Adult Hunters/Anglers GOAL III. Recruitment of Lapsed Anglers/Hunters GOAL IV. Development and Retention of Existing Hunters/Anglers GOAL V. Maintain Support of Hunting and Fishing by All Citizenry in Nebraska This will be accomplished using six overriding Strateguies that...