Minnesota R3 Council

Dedicated volunteers working to tailor outdoor strategies

The Minnesota R3 Council is the public’s voice for recruiting, retaining, and reactivating – R3 for short – 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 council meets quarterly. Current meetings are scheduled to occur online.

View the committee charter for additional details.

Committee information

  1. Increase the number of hunter and anglers in Minnesota.
  2. Build support and awareness of hunting and angling traditions and opportunities.
Michelle DoerrActing ChairAnavah Consulting
Tim HemstadVice-ChairTrout Unlimited
Kevin HurstLeadership TeamNational Wild Turkey Federation
Rich WissinkLeadership TeamPheasants Forever
Adele SmithLeadership TeamWomen Hunting and Fishing in All Seasons
Dayna AdamsLeadership TeamWomen Hunting and Fishing in All Seasons
James BurnhamLeadership TeamMinnesota DNR
Meadow KauffeldMemberItasca Community College
Mercedes AkinseyeMemberMinnesota Deer Hunters Association
Ryan BarthMemberThree Rivers Park District 
Jennifer BiedermanMemberWinnona State University
Davin BrandtMemberMinnesota Steelheaders
Joe JacksonMemberRecreational Equipment Inc.
Matt NessMemberTracker Boats/Bass Pro Shops
Mark NorquistMemberModern Carnivore/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Benjamin PenaMemberMN Locavore/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Julia SchrenklerMemberMinnesota Public Radio
Courtney SchurhammerMemberWomen Anglers of Minnesota
Robert VangMemberWild Urban Fly Fishers
  • September 2018 – St. Paul
  • January 2019 – St. Paul
  • April 2019 – Hastings
  • July 2019 – St. Paul
  • October 2019 – Grand Rapids
  • January 2020 – St. Paul
Apply to serve
You can apply to be considered for future openings. Council members work together to develop effective R3 strategies tailored for Minnesota and help the DNR guide development of the state’s first R3 statewide plan.