The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently held an R3 Summit on the Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation of new participants in hunting and fishing. The conference examined the changing demographics in the outdoors and how we can welcome these new faces in these activities.
One of the speakers was Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore, and he produced this video profile of some of the new recruits he is introducing to hunting, as well as two of the mentors who assist in the process. They offer a glimpse into what is driving this interest, particularly among millenials, to have a connection to the meat they consume.
Their example might be seen as a call to action to all of us who may know people we can bring into the fold, and build this growing interest in the enjoyment of hunting and fishing.