Whitetails Unlimited has awarded a $7,800 grant to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund. This brings the total WTU has awarded to this particular fund to more than $37,000 since the partnership began in 2012.
The fund is used by the Iowa DNR to help manage fisheries and wildlife as well as law enforcement expenditures. The IDNR has also been very involved with the national R3 initiative which aims to Recruit, Retain, and Reactivate hunters and target shooters.
“The IDNR has been extremely active in the national R3 initiative,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Services Director Russ Austad. “The R3 Initiative also aligns perfectly with WTU’s Preserving the Hunting Tradition program.”
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 113,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $94 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
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For more information, contact:
Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102