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THE CHAIRMAN

This working group focuses on the first and second goals of the Foundation: "...maintain and enhance hunting opportunities ..." and " ... increase the number of people participating in hunting ...".  To assist in addressing these goals, the Group identified the need to collect information on why hunters continue to participate or why certain hunters have chosen to discontinue the activity.  A firm was contracted to undertake several focus group sessions throughout the province involving both active and former hunters.  Participants in this process identified a number of factors contributing to the decline of hunting in Alberta.  At the top of the list was "difficulties in obtaining access for hunting".  Other important factors included "complexity of current regulations".  If you would like to see the synopsis from these reports, please contact the HFTF office and we would be pleased to send these out.

In response to the access issue identified, the Group has embarked on a project to develop a publication identifying Areas Accessible to Hunting in the settled area of the province.  The issue of regulation complexity, while not surprising, presents a real challenge to address.  Much of the complexity in current regulations results from attempts to provide the greatest amount and variety of hunting opportunities.  However, the Group will be tackling this concern in the future in order to develop recommendations for consideration by government regulators.

The foundation welcomes any thoughts you may wish to offer.

Brent Markham, Chairman


2002 – 2003 WORK PLAN


The Hunter Participation and Opportunities Working Group will focus on the following initiatives, using a Team member approach to each objective.  If you would like to become involved in any of these initiatives, contact us.

  • Expansion of the First Time Hunter Program
  • Expansion of the Youth Mentorship Program
  • Expansion of Youth Partner licenses for animals under the draw regime.
  • Develop strategies and identify specific actions to recruit, maintain and reactivate hunters.
  • Implement Phase II of the Accessible Lands for Hunting initiative
  • Develop a "Youth Conservation Initiative Program".
  • Hunting regulations review and recommendations
  • Draw System review and recommendations
  • Access/Landowner Workshop

Your participation in this coalition maximizes our collective efforts.
Contact us to find out how you may become involved.