- Learn to Hunt Reimbursement Program
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a committee of statewide conservation organizations including (Conservation Congress, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, Youth Expo Foundation, UW-Stevens Point Professor Bob Holsman) came together to decide how to spend money dedicated to the perpetuation of the outdoor heritage.
This group concluded that money should be spent on events that support the recruitment, retention, and the broader social acceptance of hunting, the promotion of the shooting sports, perpetuation of the conservation ethics, and on studies to determine the effectiveness of our programs.
The group decided that one program that meets these goals is the Learn to Hunt (LTH) Program. Consequently, there was $35,250 allocated to create a $25 per student reimbursement available for those Learn to Hunt sponsors who apply. The program is on a first come, first served basis until the $35,250 is expended.
To learn more about the Learn to Hunter Reimbursement Program, click here.
To access the Learn To Hunt Programs Reimbursement Request form, click here.
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation State Grant: Conservation Education, Hunting Heritage & Outreach
Through the Mission Allocation, up to 25% of the total net Big Game Banquet Income (without memberships) is available to fund local projects such as Introduction to the Outdoors, Youth Education Field Days, Becoming an Outdoors Woman events and National Archery in the Schools Programs, in addition to certain RMEF promotional/marketing tools and programs.
We have a strict policy that we are not allowed to fund projects that have already happened. We want to be sure all appropriate projects have the opportunity for funding. Please note, to ensure as many programs as possible get funded we have set a maximum limit of $500 for Youth Days, and $250 for Hunter Education programs. If we have grant money left over after this initial applications period, we will consider additional applications throughout the year on a first come, case by case basis. Should there be funds available in the fall the deadlines will be: October 1, 2010 (grant application deadline).
This grant will likely become available in later winter 2010 to early spring 2011. Below are last year’s state grant guidelines: