Georgia R3 Initiative

The GA R3 Initiative is a cooperative effort hosted by GWF and supported by GA DNR Wildlife Resource Division, National Wild Turkey Federation the GA Chapter of Safari Club International and Ducks Unlimited. The Initiative is made up of stakeholders from across the state who have a vested interest in the goals of hunter, angler, shooting sport participant recruitment, retention and reactivation. The State R3 Coordinator, Bre Bashford employed by GWF, guided by national research and a big picture vision, facilitates program innovation, fosters community support structures and acts as a resource for all R3 programs and new outdoor enthusiasts in Georgia.

2023 GA R3 Summit

Georgia Wildlife Federation is hosting the GA R3 Initiative’s Annual Summit July 19th, 2023 at the Alcovy Conservation Center in Covington. Join us to discuss existing efforts and needs in the R3 realm. Expect highlights of unique hunter, angler, and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation programs. Plus, opportunities to engage in existing programming and ways to enhance your current efforts. Registration is free including lunch. Register by July 12th. The Initiative is looking forward to having you!

Upon attendance, you’ll have the chance to step up to the mic for rapid fire, R3 Minutes, program presentations sharing your story with an audience of practitioners (more details to come). Get the low-down on or get up to speed with marketing your R3 program on the DNR-Wildlife Resource Division calendar by attending two of our six breakout sessions. Agenda subject to change.

View the 2023 Breakout Sessions and Agenda.

If you are traveling to attend the meeting, we have simple accommodations on the beautiful grounds of the Alcovy Conservation Center and multiple hotels within a 10-minute drive. At the ACC, we have 3 dual occupancy bedrooms for $65 a bed. Camping is available for $40 per night. Breakfast is included for all overnight guests. Contact to inquire availabilities.

Thank you Georgia Wildlife Federation for Hosting

Until the GA R3 Summit








Thank you Ducks Unlimited for Sponsoring Lunch

Initiative Goals

1) To increase and diversify participation in hunting, angling and shooting sports

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 2017 Georgia Hunting Action Plan.

UGA Tournament – R3 in Action

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