The NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum: Fighting for the Future of Hunting
“Technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to do the same for hunting as we have done for the Second Amendment. We are no longer captive to the hateful, biased, mainstream media.”
Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President
About the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum (HLF) As the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association fights nonstop for American freedom and its 5 1/2 million members, gun owners, hunters and shooters. In response to the culture war on American hunters, in 2014 it launched the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum (HLF) to address the cultural, political, demographic and technological challenges to hunting’s future in the 21st century. In working to enrich and grow the NRA’s efforts, the HLF marches in step with one of the NRA’s five key purposes and objectives: “to promote hunter safety, and to promote and defend hunting as a shooting sport and as a viable and necessary method of fostering the propagation, growth, conservation and wise use of our renewable wildlife resources.”
The HLF brings together dedicated hunters who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their professions, communities and in the field as we go on the offense and work together to save hunting's future.
Going on Offense: The NRA HLF Social Media Network Blitz Spreading the word to preserve and grow hunting entails a Herculean effort between the NRA, the HLF, firearm and hunting industry companies, and like-minded hunting and conservation organizations from SCI to the NSSF to the Dallas Safari Club and beyond. Now, thanks to key partnerships, the HLF has created communication network and information exchange that reaches and influences an audience of 20-million-plus hunters and wildlife conservationists nationwide.
How? By tapping into the power of social media! The NRA HLF is leading the offensive against violent anti-hunting extremists by sharing social media content that promotes positive pro-hunting messaging and informs hunters of attacks against us as they arise.