Groups aiming to get more people to hunt and fish have until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, to apply for grants that are available from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The grants are a response to an ongoing issue: While anglers still cast lines and hunters head to deer camp each year, the percentage of Minnesotans who hunt or fish is shrinking.
Awards will range from $5,000 to $49,999 with a total amount of $150,000 available. Projects in this round of grants must be completed in Minnesota and be finished by Dec. 31, 2019.
The DNR gives priority to programs for new and diverse audiences and those with an ongoing impact rather than one-time events. Types of activities could include fishing and hunting educational programs, clinics, workshops, and camps, and funding for fishing and hunting equipment and transportation. More information is available at mndnr.gov/r3.