Minnesota Offers Grants to Get More People Hunting and Fishing

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Groups that help people become hunters or anglers – or keep on hunting or fishing – can apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“Minnesota’s hunting and fishing tradition is still strong but we’re seeking to address a steady decline in the percentage of people who hunt or fish,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills supervisor.

Priority in awarding grants will go to programs for new and diverse audiences and those with an ongoing impact rather than one-time events. Types of activities could include fishing or hunting educational programs, clinics, workshops, camps, or funding for fishing and hunting equipment and transportation.

“Potential applicants should know that this has been a very competitive grant process, so we’re advising groups to consider how their programs provide ongoing support for people who want to hunt or fish,” Ledermann said.

Find more information here.

(Photo source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)