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Mentored Hunting

Become an R3 Mentor!

R3 stands for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation.

This nationwide initiative is generating new participation in hunting and the shooting sports, welcoming new and former hunters and shooters while addressing the declining numbers as many older participants leave these activities. The R3 effort will help create the next generation of conservationists while stabilizing critical wildlife conservation funding.

Will you be part of the solution?

R3 Mentor Program

NJ Fish & Wildlife’s R3 Program is actively seeking volunteer hunting and target shooting mentors. Mentors must show safe, ethical and responsible use of archery and firearm equipment in the pursuit of game species and/or recreational shooting programs.

Mentor roles include:

  • Assisting one-on-one with prospective novice hunters and target shooters.
  • Sharing knowledge and experience at skill-based clinics, seminars, and workshops.
  • Participating at field-to-fork style programming.

Questions about the R3 Mentor Program and application requests can be directed to [email protected].