Follow-up (after event) evaluations - Informal

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 Youth Expos

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sponsors youth outdoor expos every May. These expos invite thousands of 5th graders from area schools to get outside and experience fun, conservation-related activities. Expos are held each year in partnership with the United States Forest Service at the Lake Sylvia Recreation Area, which is reserved by the Commission with a three-day special use permit. Other youth expos occur at the Commission's nature and education centers. At each expo, school...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

BOW is an award-winning, international outdoor skills program designed specifically for women. More than 40 states and six provincial natural resource agencies create 70+ BOW workshops per year. Workshop classes are equally divided into hunting, fishing, and non-harvest activities. Classes are taught by patient, enthusiastic instructors in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. More than 20 states/provinces offer Beyond BOW -- single topic learning clinics and adventures. These might...

Texas Youth Hunting Program

The Texas Youth Hunting Program was established to increase the numbers of youths participating in wildlife and hunting activities and to promote the hunting heritage in Texas. Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) joined forces to implement the program and offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and affordable. The program hosts introductory, instructive weekend youth hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, javelina, exotics, dove, small game, waterfowl...

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow program

The Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLFT) program offers two types of workshops: one is a four day workshop for wildlife and natural resource upper class and graduate students and the other is a five day professional workshop for state and federal natural resource agency employees, who have never held a hunting license or participated in hunting activities. At a CLFT workshop, participants experience a blend of classroom and field instruction designed to give them an understanding of who...