License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: USFWS Midwest Region
Wildlife Restoration funds support hunter education related activities focused on recruitment and retention of the hunting community. The Trap Grant/Range Improvement Grant Program offers funding to schools and organizations to develop or upgrade facilities for shooting sports programs. Ranges are also made available for hunter education instruction, and to increase public access to multi-use facilities, and provide safe places for Iowa shooters and hunters to practice. Wildlife Restoration funds also support a partnership with Iowa State University and Iowa DNR to coordinate and cross promote programs like Outdoor Journey for Girls Program, Hunting and Conservation Camp for Boys, Iowa 4H conservation camps, Youth Hunter Education Challenge and National Archery in the School Program. This partnership will expand the diversity and grow participation in shooting sports programs. The Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow grant, also funded by Wildlife Restoration dollars, provides funding to Iowa State University to educate student and professional leaders in the natural resource sciences about the roles of hunting and its impact on conservation.