Hunter Recruitment and Retention

Hunter recruitment and retention is an important issue for anyone concerned about wildlife management and the future of our hunting heritage.

Hunter recruitment occurs when a person develops a personal/cultural identity as a hunter. This takes time, and it happens as a person moves from an interest in hunting to a trial stage, and then continuation.

Hunter retention means that a person maintains a personal/cultural identity as a hunter.

IHEA invites you to learn more by studying the articles and papers linked on this page.

Meeting the Challenge to Increase Participation in Hunting and Shooting

A Final Report/Handbook to the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the International Hunter Education Association - Submitted by: Jim Wentz and Phil Seng. June 2000


International Hunter Education Association

800 East 73rd Avenue, Unit 2
Denver, CO 80229
phone: 303 430-7233 |  fax: 303 430-7236

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