Recruitment, retention, reactivation. Making a new hunter takes more than a weekend Hunting 101 trip with smashing elk tacos and friendly faces. (Tacos DO help.) The learning curve of hunting is long and steep. So how do we grow our community? This week, Artemis is joined by Sam Pedder from the Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports to talk about how we create a new generation of responsible, conservation-minded hunters and anglers.

  • 3:50 – Is there a good time to get a puppy? No.
  • 4:40 – Go Confident in the Wild course, then SHOT show in Vegas
  • 6:35 – hunting scene, Washington D.C.
  • 7:30 – Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports
  • 10:00 – IE and R3… do we have an acronym problem? 
  • 11:00 – Recruitment, retention, reactivation
  • 12:00 – Hunting license sales drop off around age 16 and struggles to weather the high school to college jump. So how do we get those people back? 
  • 14:50 – Overcoming the knowledge/comfort hurdle of getting into hunting when you haven’t grown up around it
  • 16:35 – Recruitment for hunting through conservation interest
  • 18:45 – Is the main motive for R3 efforts rooted in conservation? It’s a heavy question! 
  • 21:20 – Excise tax and hunting licenses… the sporting industry and conservation $$
  • 26:30 – Hunter retention… it’s harder than hunter recruitment. What are the barriers to that?
  • 30:20 – Hunting media is making a transition… the best loved stories are the ones about the culture/cooking/zen of it, not the gnar of an arduous hunt
  • 31:22 – Marcia’s ok with namedropping
  • 32:25 – Hypothetical 3R: I’m a 30-something woman interested in hunting big game for food. What do I do?
  • 34:15 – Council to Advance the Hunting and Shooting Sports; Follow them on Facebook @thanks4hunting; and  Instagram @thanks4hunting
  • 34:45 – National R3 Symposium in Broken Arrow, OK
  • 36:18 – Pittman-Robertson Modernization