Understanding the Gap: Profile Development for Recruitment and Retention of College Age Hunters

Ryan Sharp

Kansas State University

Dr. Sharp is an assistant professor in the Park Management and Conservation program at Kansas State University. He conducts research related to the impacts that humans have on parks and protected areas.


Participation in hunting in the United States has declined since the 1980’s with the 18-24 year age bracket being a particularly inactive group. This age group relates to traditional college students, and little research has... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ryan Sharp (Kansas State University)
  2. Justin Kurtz (Eastern Kentucky University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Demographics and Fish and Wildlife Policy , Topics: Enduring Issues in HDFW , Topics: Collaborative Fish and Wildlife Management


OS-I2 » Recreational Hunting & Fishing: Motivations & Recruitment (11:00 - Wednesday, 13th January, Colobus)

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