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.
By Bre Bashford, Georgia R3 Coordinator Forsyth, GA-Tasha Bishop speaks to a Food to Fork coach Justin Mizell brainstorming ways to improve her accuracy with her crossbow. It’s the Friday of a weekend learn to hunt event with five other pairs of students and volunteer...read more
By Bre Bashford, Georgia R3 Coordinator Forsyth, GA- Participants arrived for a weekend of learning and left with inspiration and a new-found connection to the outdoors. Field to Fork participants are especially interested in hunting as a means to put high quality...read more