Best Way to New Hunters’ Hearts? Through Their Stomachs!

Hunting isn’t all trophies and antlers; feed your family healthy and sustainable protein.

by posted on October 29, 2020
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The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is recruiting hunters with its Field to Fork program. Although many hunters learn the ropes through family traditions, QDMA believes hunting should be accessible to anyone who wants to provide for their family, get back to nature or learn a new skill, regardless of their background.

Here's how Field to Fork works: Volunteers hand out samples of venison sausage, deer jerky and grilled backstrap along with informational pamphlets at local farmer’s markets. After tasting the delicious venison and meeting the knowledgeable volunteers, new recruits are welcomed into a community of experienced hunters. Field to Fork introduces people to a healthy and sustainable protein option to encourage more people to go hunting. Then, participants are able to engage in a season-long mentor program with local hunters.


The journey to harvesting their first deer begins in the classroom. The students enjoy venison tacos and learn about humane hunting practices and safe bow handling. Following the classroom sessions, Field to Fork offers multiple chances to go hunting with a guide. The mentors also teach their students how to field-dress their harvest to build self-sufficient and ethical hunters.

The positive testimonials from both new hunters and the mentors teaching them are numerous and moving. The Field to Fork program has grown to 20 programs in 12 different states. If you are interested in donating or getting involved please visit QDMA.com for more information.

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