Wyoming Hunter and Angler Retention Program Workshop
In most states, the number of hunters and anglers is declining, but in Wyoming these numbers have remained steady for the past decade.
To help keep participation from declining in Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is developing a long-term statewide Hunter and Angler Recruitment and Retention (HARR) plan designed to give a comprehensive approach to Game and Fish efforts. A key component in this plan includes strengthening partnerships with organizations and agencies that have a stake in this issue.
In 2010, a number of conservation organizations along with Wyoming land management agencies and the WGFD met to begin addressing the issue. Topics included discussion about why HARR is important, creating more effective partnerships and current HARR efforts in Wyoming. Sub-groups were created to work on a marketing plan and to develop a clearinghouse of current activities and information.
The WGFD is hosting the second HARR summit, on Aug. 19-21, 2011 at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois and is seeking representation from sportsman's organizations to participate in this summit. As space is limited, organizations are asked to select a few key members that are actively involved in HARR efforts.
Questions about the hunter and angler recruitment and retention summit can be addressed to Tristanna Bickford at 307-777-4536 or Tristanna.Bickford@wgf.state.wy.us