Industry/Agency Partnership

The Industry/Agency Coalition, coordinated by the Association, brings state and federal agencies and the archery, hunting, shooting sports, boating and sportfishing industries together to raise public awareness of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, improve recruitment and retention practices and assess funding strategy.

In 2010, the Industry/Agency Coalition launched its most exciting effort to date—the Council to Advance Hunting & the Shooting Sports. In September 2010, the Council held its inaugural meeting and seated a 23-member Board of Directors from top hunting and shooting-related NGOs and trade organizations and conservation leaders from state and federal agencies to formulate a national recruitment and retention strategy and methods of acquiring sustainable funding to drive such a strategy.

The Council also is focused on developing and maintaining the staff and resources needed to help state agencies permanently grow and manage shooters and hunters. The Council is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 tax-exempt, educational organization. It currently is supported through pledges from 28 states that have committed Wildlife Restoration Funds for operations.  

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