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.
Covington, GA – GWF has rebranded its college learn-to-hunt program as Academics Afield. Just this past semester deer, dove, squirrel, and waterfowl programs were hosted at ABAC and UGA. Of those participating in the programs, nearly 70 had never hunted previously,...read more
Georgia Wildlife Federation Partners with Delta Waterfowl to Expand Hunting Opportunities for College Students
Covington, GA – Georgia Wildlife Federation’s College Learn-to-Hunt Program got off the ground January 2019 with support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program has taken off with our Campus R3 Coordinators (Parker Gerdes [ABAC] and Calvin Ellis...read more