Ep 51: Hank Forester Talks About QDMA’s Field To Fork Program

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Hank Forester Talks About QDMA’s Field To Fork Program

I don’t know if you heard or not, but the hunting community is facing some serious problems associated with a severe long term decline in hunter numbers. The bad news is that this is related to some demographic challenges that will very likley get worse if we don’t do something about it. However, the good news is that there are some great programs out there to help combat and hopefully, reverse this decline in hunter numbers. 

In that vein, we have Hank Forester from the Quality Deer Management Association and he’s going to talk about QDMA’s Field to Fork program for recruiting new adult hunters. 

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What We Covered

1) Why hunter numbers are declining and what that means for the future of hunting.

2) What the Field to Fork Program is and what the Quality Deer Management Association is trying to accomplish with Field to Fork.

3) How QDMA is targeting non-traditional segments of the population for participation in Field to Fork.

4) Description of the process used by QDMA to train new hunters with the Field to Fork Program.

5) How you can get involved, both as a participant or a volunteer.

Resources

1) Learn more about Field to Fork at https://www.qdma.com/recruit/field-to-fork/

2) States with active Field to Fork programs as of October 2019: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin

3) To learn more about the Field to Fork Program (to include how to participate or volunteer), contact Hank Forester at [email protected]

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