Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Wildlife conservation partners of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG, pronounced “hog”), which is coordinated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, met Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, at HAHWG’s bi-annual conference.
They met to discuss solutions, methods and approaches to improve hunting and fishing participation, as well as the primary funding sources for wildlife conservation in Arizona and most of America.
The gathering at the Flagstaff Nordic Center drew leaders from all interests of wildlife conservation. The two-day meeting debuted three years of survey data and preliminary findings from an in-depth focus group study from past participants of HAHWG events. These data will be used locally, and possibly nationally, to challenge the current program structure and provide new guidelines to increase the retention of participants while continuing reach to new audiences.
The meeting also included an overview of the Department’s recent Conserve and Protect marketing campaign, feedback from past mentored events, review of best practices and standards, a strategic look at the upcoming 2015-16 season, as well as new opportunities to work with angling communities.
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