hunter recruitment

The Kip Adams Challenge: Achieve These 5 Goals for a Rewarding Deer Season

Oct 11, 2023 Kip Adams

Hunting season is upon us throughout the whitetail’s range. It’s a glorious time of year and one filled with excitement and opportunity. We enter deer-hunting season with different expectations and avidity levels, but regardless of where…

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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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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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11 Ways to Welcome Women Into Deer Camp

Jun 29, 2022 Karli Gill

I’ve had the wonderful benefit of growing up in a family that considers hunting the main event. Not only are the men of our family hunting, but the women are strong and independent hunters themselves….

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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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Do We Really Need More Hunters?

Jan 26, 2022 NDA Staff

Do we really need more hunters? Even though the answer to that might be an obvious “yes” for most, not everyone agrees largely due to concerns about competition for places to hunt and the ability…

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A Non-Hunter’s Path Into the Deer Woods: Kathleen Savaiano Talks About Barriers, Motivations, and the Story of Her First Success Through NDA’s Field to Fork

Dec 22, 2021 NDA Staff

If you want to hear a deer hunting story that’s sure to give you goosebumps and may even bring a tear to your eye, don’t miss this episode. Nick and The Doctor are joined by…

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What I Learned From Talking to Non-Hunters

Jun 9, 2021 Zack Vucurevich

How the global pandemic led to more productive conversations with non-hunters – through online dating. If the year 2020 had one overarching theme, it was that no one is immune to change. Although some of…

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How We Can End Buck-Shaming

Jul 22, 2020 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

The 2019 hunting season was a good one at Grace Acres, my family’s farm in Southeast Georgia where we have practiced Quality Deer Management (QDM) for many years. My brother-in-law Zack Clemons killed his first…

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Meet a New Field-to-Fork Hunter, Then Help Us Recruit Another One.

Nov 20, 2019 Charles Evans

Over the past few years, we have noticed that Field to Fork participants who were not born in the United States always have a similar curiosity about hunting, aside from their food interest. Usually, hunting…

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