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Grant and Project Support

March 2009

Hunting Heritage Trust Grant and Project Support

The Hunting Heritage Trust was created in 2002 by leaders from hunting, conservation and shooting sports organizations to generate funding and program support for promising efforts in support of conservation and hunting and shooting sports traditions. Since its founding, the Hunting Heritage Trust has supported the following efforts.

Hunting Related Projects

Hunting Opportunity For Disabled Veterans-the Trust drafted and guided approval of a resolution from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies urging the waiver of hunter education requirements and the adoption of other initiatives designed to enhance hunting opportunity for disabled military veterans.

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow-In 2009, the Trust announced a $25,000 Challenge Grant to the "Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow" program, designed to ensure that the next generation of wildlife management professionals, now majoring in wildlife management at the nation's leading universities, receive hands-on exposure to hunting and the hunter's historic role in conservation.

Outdoor Heritage Education TV Pilot-major sponsor of a pilot program for Public Television featuring the outdoor sports and recognizing the role of outdoorsman as supporters of conservation and wildlife management.

Young Hunter Education Challenge-provided funding to help support participation in the National Young Hunter Education Challenge.

National Hunting & Fishing Day-- sponsored the 2008 and 2009 observances of National Hunting & Fishing Day.

Shooting Sports Related Projects

Annie Oakley TV Documentary-The Trust assisted in the production of a major documentary on "The Life and Times of Annie Oakley" for PBS. While the producer had received a commitment for nearly $500,000 in federal funding, the Heritage Trust grant was critical in helping to raise the additional private funding to make this documentary a reality.

Various Local Groups-support of youth safety and shooting sports introductory program at several local groups in the East and mid-West.

Youth Shooting Sports Alliance-awarded grants to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance in 2008 and 2009

Delaware Scholastic Clay Target Program-provided funding for the continuation of an introductory competition trapshooting league for Delaware school students.

The United States Practical Shooting Association-sponsored a public relations and communications initiative to foster public understanding of recreational handgun shooting.

USA Shooting-grants to the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team in 2008 and 2009

Shooting Sports Summit- The Trust was a sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Shooting Sports Summits.

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"The U.S. Olympic Shooting Team has many loyal and generous supporters and we are proud to count the Hunting Heritage Trust among them. As a young organization, we know that the Trust has many demands on its limited resources and we greatly appreciate your support of our Olympic shooters." .Robert Mitchell, CEO, USA Shooting


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