ADULT Learn to Hunt Program
Although our Learn To Hunt program was originally focused on mentoring new youth, it has expanded in scope to serve hunter-conservationist of all ages. Chapters and staff across the country have hosted women’s hunts, family hunts, locavore (food-conscious) adult hunts and university student hunts in an effort to diversify our hunting community.
There's no substitute for going out into the field with a knowledgeable sportsman or sportswoman to show you the ropes, so PF along with our valuable partners host dozens of adult based Learn To Hunt outdoor skill development events throughout the year to create awareness about upland birds, hunting tactics and opportunities. These innovative Learn To Hunt events are specifically designed to provide knowledge, essential skills and an introduction to upland bird hunting through interaction with experienced ethical mentors and hands-on activities. These enlightening events focus on building a unique experience around camaraderie, active involvement and social support and are a great way to discover the value of habitat, wildlife and conservation.
There is a multitude of reasons why people want to be in the uplands including dogs, harvesting fresh organic food, friendships, outdoor adventure, exercise and conservation. Knowing this, with a shared vision of attracting non-traditional individuals into the hunting and sporting-dog community, PF has partnered with the North America Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) to help create unique entryways into the hunting community as part of the adult Learn To Hunt program. Because of the general public’s passion for dogs and their emotional bonds, its certain that bird dogs have a role in our future hunting heritage
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The non-traditional Learn To Hunt experiences are new to our organization and often take place over multiple days with things like overnight lodging, so most of these events are currently being led by staff and our partner organizations. That being said, we are looking for some superior chapters, mentors, and volunteers to lead the national charge and play host to one of these unique events in the coming years.
Because of our unique partnership with ALPS OutdoorZ, our PF and QF chapters now can actively participate in sharing the outdoor lifestyle by applying for funding opportunities to host adult focused LTH events. Realizing we have a responsibility to educate, engage, and expand the upland conservation community, ALPS has taken an active role by providing direct program support for our chapter reimbursement grants.
For more information on enrolling as a participant, introducing an adult LTH event in your community, or to volunteer at one of these please contact Ashley Chance.