Starting a Wildlife Cooperative

Wildlife cooperatives provide great opportunities for shaping what management looks like over a landscape. These groups consist of landowners and hunters who share a common interest in surrounding wildlife habitat and harvest management. While the early stages of cooperative development take a lot of time and energy, it is an investment many find worthwhile.

Cooperative success can be defined in many different ways. Some groups provide great educational opportunities, while others provide exceptional experiences for new youth hunters. Others may boast of large bucks being harvested off their properties, while another is able to donate many pounds of venison to soup kitchens each year. One cooperative may be a social hub of the hunting community, while another is simply a gathering for a few locals. Regardless of the type of success the group has, each one has purpose and can take pride on key aspects of their group.

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