Aug 19, 2021
The hunting landscape is about 89% male and 97% white. Although there are a number of recruitment/retention groups out there to add to the ranks, we talk about why we need groups for specific demographics -- like Artemis for women, or Hunters of Color for the BIPOC community. Lydia Parker joins us from Hunters of Color to talk about the group's mission -- how they aim to reach out to hunters of color and say, "Yes.. you. This table was made for YOU. Join us."
1:00 What someone names their chickens tells you a lot about them
5:30 What being a play-by-play baseball commentator teaches you about the hunting scene (and what it's like when sports broadcasting runs in the family)
10:00 Becoming comfortable with firearms as an adult
14:00 How can you tactfully introduce sporting culture to communities traumatized by gun violence?
15:00 Reframing: Firearms as weapons vs. firearms as tools
16:00 Hunting demographics: about 89% male, 97% white
18:00 Empathy and education first
20:00 How do groups like Hunters of Color go from idea to fully-fleshed organization? Plus, the early stereotypes that got the ball rolling
23:00 "Is Hunting Too White" by Patrick Durkin
25:00 Community-building & recruiting ambassadors
30:00 There are so many groups/events/organizations that help recruit new hunters... everyone is welcome! So why do we NEED specific groups like Artemis/Hunters of Color? Hunters of Color FAQ
35:00 Author Angela Davis and thoughts on oppression/privilege/inclusivity
36:00 "Everyone can be a better ally to someone else."
40:00 "Generational wealth" also refers to things like family knowledge and culture
42:00 What's the responsibility that comes with owning/knowing your own privilege?
45:00 "Hunting and Fishing in the New South" by Scott Giltner - a book that looks into Black hunters pre- and post-slavery, exclusionary hunting laws, land ownership then and now, and more
54:00 There's value in having the hard/uncomfortable conversations
58:00 Want to make a difference? Volunteer volunteer volunteer
59:00 Catch Hunters of Color co-founder Jimmy Flatt on NWF Outdoors: Breaking Down Barriers to Entering Hunting
1:02 Those hunts where you suffer? Sometimes they're the most memorable. Fern pollen to the face!
1:06 Sometimes the fish throw you a bone! Catching one as you're preoccupied elsewhere
1:08 Portugal. The Man