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Let’s get out and hunt with the new R3 grant program

In order to focus hunter training, development, and education programs on adults, females and families, the Wisconsin DNR has developed a new grant opportunity. The Hunter Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Grant program (formerly known as the Hunter Recruitment, Development, Training and Education Grant Program), will focus on developing and pilot testing various programs, and evaluating effectiveness of those programs.

The primary purpose of the R3 grant is to provide cost sharing grants to local clubs, organizations, communities, governments, Wisconsin Tribes, colleges, universities and technical schools, to ensure the education, training and development of safe and ethical hunters, and mentors, with preference toward applicants focusing on adults, females and families.

This grant program is administered as a reimbursement program. This means an organization/individual must incur and pay all costs associated with the project, before seeking reimbursement from the DNR. No grant advances are possible.

It is possible for grantees to request partial (quarterly) reimbursements of the DNR during the life of the project.

A second application deadline for the R3 grant has been established, with the end date Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

Eligible applicants include: Wisconsin counties, towns, villages and cities; Wisconsin universities, colleges and technical schools; other Wisconsin governmental units, as defined in s. 66.299, Wis. Stats.; Wisconsin tribes; Wisconsin school districts; most, if not all, conservation organizations (i.e., local rod and gun clubs, sporting organizations, local chapters and national organizations); and individuals.