Arkansas has long been a haven for the sportsman. The Natural State’s abundant wildlife has attracted hunters and anglers to her woods and waters for generations. But that heritage has started to fade. However, over the past decade, we are starting to see a steady decline in people spending time hunting and fishing. An essential part of ensuring healthy wildlife populations involves people. Their participation in hunting and fishing directly funds conservation work in Arkansas. A decline in participation both represents a fading of our heritage and our ability to fund conservation work.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunt Natural Mentor Program is committed to increasing hunting opportunities for beginner hunters. AGFC needs your help to execute this program in your community. AGFC is looking for the following volunteers in all 75 Arkansas counties:
- Hunt Natural Land Volunteers
- The ideal Hunt Natural Land Volunteer is a private landowner, lease agent, guide or outfitter that is willing to make their land available for one or several social hunts. AGFC can provide additional information on liabilities as part of the application process.
- Hunt Natural Lead Huntsman
- The ideal Hunt Natural Lead Huntsman is an avid hunter and/or angler. They are a leader in their community and are passionate about working with Arkansas Game and Fish staff to plan and organize mentor hunting opportunity across their county for beginners. AGFC can provide additional information on liabilities as part of the application process.
- Hunt Natural County Support Volunteers
- The ideal Hunt Natural Support Volunteer is an avid hunter and/or angler that is looking to pass their skills on to beginners. A support volunteer will be a team of people that the County Coordinator can call upon to help implement day of hunt activities. AGFC can provide additional information on liabilities as part of the application process.