Field to Fork

Field to Fork is our in-person, food-focused hunter recruitment program for adults from non-hunting backgrounds.

NDA Expands Senior Field to Fork Program in Missouri

Jan 30, 2024 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association (NDA) once again teamed up with Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries this season to host some very special Field to Fork events for 16 senior residents at four Baptist Homes’ campuses…

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NDA Participates in Missouri Governor’s Mentored Deer Hunt

Oct 17, 2023 Cheyne Matzenbacher

On the first weekend of October in Missouri, NDA Deer Outreach Specialists Cheyne Matzenbacher and Cole Gander had the opportunity to cooperate with multiple organizations and partners to participate in the Governor’s Mentored Deer Hunt. …

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Start New Adult Hunters On Deer, Not Squirrels. Here are Three Reasons Why.

Jul 26, 2023 Hank Forester

“Would you like to try some squirrel?” I’d ask Swanny Evans as we manned our Field to Fork booth. We were waiting to share venison samples with passersby at the Athens, Georgia Farmer’s Market, where…

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“There’s a Skunk Eating Joshua’s Deer!”

Jul 19, 2023 Karli Gill

Hunting stories are an important part of every hunting tradition. As hunters, we learn from others’ past experiences. Laughing and sharing our best or most embarrassing moments with fellow hunters is a memorable part of…

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10 Practices of the Most Successful Deer Hunting Mentors

Apr 12, 2023 Hank Forester

I have been fortunate to sit with lots of new deer hunters who have taken their first deer, and I have overseen even more organized programs hosting new hunters on their first hunts. I’ve noticed…

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Life-Changing Event for NDA Field to Fork Deer Hunters

Dec 21, 2022 Elizabeth Kligge

NDA’s Field to Fork program pairs inexperienced adult hunters with mentors, gives them the information and training they need to get started, and then allows them to go out on their first hunt using borrowed…

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A Special Senior Field to Fork Hunt

Dec 13, 2022 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association recently teamed up with Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries to put on a couple of very special Field to Fork programs for the senior residents of the Baptist Home of Arcadia…

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Elizabeth Kligge Joins NDA as Pennsylvania Field to Fork Coordinator

Sep 28, 2022 NDA Staff

Through a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), NDA is pleased to announce the hire of Elizabeth Kligge as the Pennsylvania Field to Fork Coordinator. The new-of-its-kind, Field to Fork Coordinator position will…

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NDA Looks for New Deer Hunters in Under-Represented Communities

Apr 19, 2022 NDA Staff

The National Deer Association released a video documentary of a groundbreaking Field to Fork hunter-recruitment event held last year aimed at diversifying deer hunting, providing equitable access to underrepresented communities, and shoring up conservation funding….

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NDA’s 2021 Field to Fork Report: 43 Hunts, 17 States

Jan 28, 2022 NDA Staff

We recently wrapped up the sixth season of our Field to Fork adult hunter recruitment program, and despite the lingering pandemic, we were able to hold 43 events in 17 states, ranging in size from…

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