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.

Committee information

Goals
  1. Increase the number of hunter and anglers in Minnesota.
  2. Build support and awareness of hunting and angling traditions and opportunities.
Members
NamePositionAffiliation
Becky WackerChairNA
Thomas WorleyVice-ChairBackcountry Hunters and Anglers
Dayna AdamsReturning MemberWomen Hunting and Fishing in All Seasons
Ryan BarthReturning MemberThree Rivers Parks Distric
Davin BrandtReturning MemberMinnesota Steelheaders
Michelle DoerrReturning MemberAnavah Consulting
Julia SchrenklerReturning MemberNA
Leigh AllenNew MemberBackcountry Hunters and Anglers
Will ClaytonNew MemberPheasants Forever
Jason DinsmoreNew MemberNational Wildlife Federation
Rachel DuclosNew MemberWomen Anglers of Minnesota/BOW
Colleen FoehrenbacherNew MemberEagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Brad GausmanNew MemberMinnesota Conservation Federation
Julius Jones IIINew MemberNA
Pat KandakaiNew MemberNA
Shae NehibaNew MemberNA
Kyle RichterNew MemberNA
Rob SchmidtNew MemberRocester Public Schools
Cindie Van TasselNew MemberRed River Sportsmans Club
Keng YangNew MemberNA
Meetings
  • September 2018 – St. Paul
  • January 2019 – St. Paul
  • April 2019 – Hastings
  • July 2019 – St. Paul
  • October 2019 – Grand Rapids
  • January 2020 – St. Paul
  • October 2022 - 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.