Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the Sportsmen’s Alliance (https://www.sportsmensalliance.org/
). This grant will help support programs that introduce new audiences to outdoor recreational activities like hunter safety, riflery, archery, outdoor safety skills, wild game cooking, and fishing. The grant programs are part of the R3 (Recruit, Retain, and Retrain) movement to stop the decline of sportsman active in the field.
Currently, the team of partners includes CCE of Warren County, NYS 4-H Shooting Sports, the NYS 4-H office, and Dr. Keith Tidball at the Cornell Department of Natural Resources. The grant for $1,500 will be used to support promotion, site/facility rental, equipment, and a small amount for volunteer gifts.
Event site locations will be determined in the next several weeks. One will be in the Capital region; the other will likely be in the Finger Lakes region.
If you would like more information about the Sportsmen’s Alliance (https://www.sportsmensalliance.org/
) grant or any program that 4-H offers in Warren County, please call 518-668-4881/623-3291 and speak with John Bowe.