Michigan Seminars on the Future of Hunting in America, Including Research-Based Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Mark Damian Duda, Executive Director of Responsive Management, will present an overview of hunting participation in the United States and provide recommendations for hunter recruitment and retention. This presentation, with ample time for Q&A, features research from the Responsive Management/National Shooting Sports Foundation landmark study, The Future of Hunting and the Shooting Sports: Research-Based Recruitment and Retention Strategies. The seminar will focus on hunting participation in the United States, trends in participation, the American hunter, the hunting culture, reasons for hunting cessation, hunter satisfaction and ex-hunter dissatisfaction, public opinion on hunting, and programs that can be utilized to increase hunting participation.
Thursday, July 9th, 2009, 7:00– 9:00 pm
Ralph A. McMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon
Friday, July 10th, 2009, 7:00–9:00 pm
Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena, 401 East Fair Avenue, Marquette
For more information, contact Kevin Frailey at 517-373-7306 or fraileyk [at] michigan [dot] gov
Mark Damian Duda has been conducting research on hunting participation for more than 20 years and has been involved with the creation, development, and evaluation of some of the most successful programs in the country, including Step Outside, Women in the Outdoors, Families Afield, Task Force 20/20, and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. Recently Responsive Management edited and produced the publication Strengthening America’s Hunting Heritage and Conservation in the 21st Century, a white paper for Presidential Executive Order 13443. Mark is the author of three books on wildlife and for seven years was a columnist for North American Hunter magazine. Mark holds a master’s degree from Yale University with a concentration in natural resource policy and planning.