Georgia R3 Initiative
The Georgia Wildlife Federation is working to secure the future of wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage by recruiting, retaining, and reactivating (R3) hunters. The Georgia R3 Initiative is a cooperative effort between Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quality Deer Management Association, and Safari Club International. The goals of this initiative are to 1) to increase participation in hunting and shooting sports as they relate to hunting and 2) to increase societal acceptance and support of hunting and shooting sports. The suggested strategies and actions to accomplish these goals are defined in the Georgia Hunting Action Plan.
When I ask people why they choose to pursue deer each fall, there are always a variety of replies. Some even struggle with the answer because hunting has become so ingrained in their lifestyle. However, a common theme across responses is “for the meat. Read more here.
Public participation rates in the archery and bowhunting industries are changing and this shift presents some unique challenges and opportunities for the archery industry in the coming years. Potential customers are interested in these traditional...read more
Georgia Wildlife Federation hosted the third annual Georgia R3 Summit on August 22nd at the Alcovy Conservation Center. We were excited to have a variety of stakeholders here from agency, nonprofits, and industry all working towards securing the future of hunting and...read more