Mentor/mentee relationships

In our program, each new hunter is paired with a mentor. While sitting in the stand mornings and evenings, the mentor and student have plenty of time to discuss all the new hunter questions, while also going over the fundamentals of how deer move and, ultimately, when and how to take the shot. When not in the stand, we have tailored group activities like rifle and scope setup, long-range shooting, and animal processing that teach hunting, shooting, and game prep skills. Every HRP weekend is different, depending on the mentors and where their expertise lies. 

Adult focused

Another thing that separates us from many other programs aimed at hunter recruitment is that we focus on adults. Adults have discretionary income, their own transportation, and, most importantly, the authority in their lives to decide how they want to live. As new hunters in their 20s and 30s begin their own families, the exponential effect can further help develop new hunters across the country.

outdoor skills

HRP events are packed with broadening activities such as Tactical Combat Casualty Care, taught that first weekend by Tyr Symank, the charitable giving manager at Black Rifle Coffee Company and a former US Army Special Forces medic. These skills can be lifesaving in the event of an accident when you’re spending time outside with guns, sharp objects, and in a deer stand 20-plus feet off the ground.

We also hosted a class on breaking down the game and cooking a deer ham over coals. Michael Hyle, a retired professional baseball player who has spent the majority of deer season in a tree during the last 20 years, gave lessons on how to hang a lock-on stand safely. Terry Houin, a retired sniper with the US Navy SEALs, taught a section on shooting. 


Most Asked Questions

Our mission at HRP is to educate individuals interested in learning how to hunt. Our events are considered a success if each attendee can find success in the field.
Currently we are located in Georgia with plans to expand into neighboring states
Depending on the type of event, we usually have 10-20 people attend our events.
Currently, due to the limited nature of the opportunities each year, we accept application and referrals from previous attendees.
A good attitude, listening skills, desire to learn in nature, able to withstand uncomfortable temperatures (both high and low), and to be uneducated about hunting.
Yes, as part of the R3 model, Reactivation is a big part of what we do. There are a vast number of people who hunted when they were little with the help of family or friends who don’t actually know “how to hunt.” We want to reeducate those people as well.
Little to nothing- almost all expenses are paid. You will be required to cover the cost of your tags and some minor travel expenses.