There’s a new venue for novice hunters, anglers and foragers – yes, foragers, looking to learn the basics of these recreation pursuits without the intimidation factor one might feel picking up an outdoor sport like hunting or fishing.
In August, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife began offering free, online “Harvest Huddle Hours” to help those who want to get into hunting, fishing or foraging but don’t know where to begin.
The Harvest Huddle Hours are part of CDFW’s answer to the nationwide recruit, retain, reactive, or R3, effort to reverse the decline in hunting, fishing and shooting sports. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contributes to the development and implementation of CDFW’s R3 efforts through Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration grants.
Your readers might be interested in these fun and informative online events and greatly appreciate any effort on your part to spread the word. Learn more about Harvest Huddle Hours here: https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/Highlights/2020/Harvest-Huddle/