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R3 Grant Program Applications Due in April

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist in the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters and shooters.

The maximum grant allowed is $3,000. The program currently helps fund approximately 40 club and organizational events and projects each year, with an average grant of $1,550.

Grant funds help cover event expenses, including promotional printing; event memorabilia such as shirts, caps or vests; ammunition and targets, and eye and ear protection.

Past funding has enabled groups to conduct pheasant and waterfowl hunts, or sponsor trap and other shooting events, including archery and rifle shooting. Game and Fish has a separate grant program that supports new high school trapshooting teams.

Any club or organization interested in conducting a hunting or shooting event can get more information, including a grant application, from the Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or by contacting Outreach Biologist Pat Lothspeich at 701-328-6332.

The deadline to apply for a 2020 grant is April 27.

Youth Grant Program Applications Due in April

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist recruitment of the next generation of hunters and shooters.

 

The maximum grant allowed is $3,000. The program currently helps fund approximately 40 club and organizational events and projects each year, with an average grant of $1,550.

 

Grant funds help cover event expenses, including promotional printing; event memorabilia such as shirts, caps or vests; ammunition and targets, and eye and ear protection.

 

Past funding has enabled groups to conduct youth pheasant and waterfowl hunts, or sponsor trap and other shooting events, including archery and rifle shooting. Game and Fish has a separate grant program that supports new high school trapshooting teams.
Any club or organization interested in conducting a youth hunting or shooting event can get more information, including a grant application, from the Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or by contacting R3 coordinator Brian Schaffer at 701-328-6312.

 

The deadline to apply for a 2020 grant is April 10.

Grant Supports High School Trap League

Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support a high school trap shooting team, must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible.

 

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a grant of up to $1,000, with funds designed to purchase gear such as eye and hearing protection, vests, shell bags and magnetic barrel rests.

 

Interested applicants can print out the high school trap league grant application online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

 

For more information, contact Game and Fish education section leader Marty Egeland at 328-6612, or email megeland@nd.gov.

Trap League, Shooting Range Grant Deadline

The deadline for clubs or communities interested in submitting an application to receive a grant to help support a local high school trap team, or for firearm and shooting ranges, is Oct. 1.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department education section leader Marty Egeland said the grant to support North Dakota high school trap teams are for infrastructure to support youth shooting.

“For example, this grant is intended to be used for trap throwers, trap houses, sidewalks and voice pulls,” Egeland said.

Firearm and shooting range grants can be used on projects that provide free public access, storage buildings, or on such items as berms, benches, target hangers and throwers.

“This grant encompasses any type of shooting range, with priority given to certain projects that you can find on the application,” Egeland said.

Interested applicants can print out the grant application online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

For more information, contact Egeland at 328-6300, or email megeland@nd.gov.

Grants Support High School Trap League

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is launching a program that will provide grants to local clubs or communities that offer high school trap shooting.

 

Game and Fish education section leader Marty Egeland said the grants are designed to support the North Dakota high school trap league.

 

“The grants are to be used for the infrastructure to support youth shooting, for example trap throwers, trap houses, sidewalks and voice pulls,” Egeland said.

 

Interested applicants can print out the range grant application online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

 

For more information, contact Egeland at 328-6612, or email megeland@nd.gov.

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