Dedicated volunteers working to tailor outdoor strategies
The Minnesota R3 Council is the public's voice for recruiting, retaining and reactivating hunters and anglers in Minnesota.
Following the R3 summit in 2016, it was suggested that the DNR form a citizen advisory council to develop effective R3 strategies that are tailored for Minnesota. This 21-member council meets quarterly. Meeting locations alternate between St. Paul and greater Minnesota.
- Increase the number of hunter and anglers in Minnesota.
- Build support and awareness of hunting and angling traditions and opportunities.
Name Position Affiliation Meadow Kauffeld Chair Itasca Community College Tim Hemstad Vice chair Trout Unlimited Betty Wilkens Leadership team Women Hunting and Fishing in All Seasons Rich Wissink Leadership team Pheasants Forever Kevin Hurst Leadership team National Wild Turkey Federation James Burnham Leadership team Minnesota DNR Mercedes Akinseye Member Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Ryan Barth Member Three Rivers Park District Jennifer Biederman Member Winona State University Davin Brandt Member Minnesota Steelheaders Michelle Doerr Member Anavah Consulting Joe Jackson Member Recreational Equipment Inc. Amanda Johnson Member Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association Matt Ness Member Tracker Boats/Bass Pro Shops Mark Norquist Member Modern Carnivore/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Ben Peña Member MN Locavore/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Julia Schrenkler Member Minnesota Public Radio Courtney Schurhammer Member Women Anglers of Minnesota Robert Vang Member Wild Urban Flyfishers (vacant) Member (vacant) Member
- September 2018 – St. Paul
- January 2019 – St. Paul
- April 2019 – Hastings
- July 2019 – St. Paul
- October 2019 – Grand Rapids
- January 2020 – St. Paul