The Nimrod Society.
We are a group of avid sportsmen working to create self-funding state and national education programs aimed at educating the public about the important role that hunters and anglers play in society. The goal is to develop these public education programs based upon the model developed in Colorado State.
In 2011, 46.8 million U.S. residents 16 years old and older, 15 percent of the population, participated in wildlife-related recreational activities. These recreationists spent $75.5 billion on their fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching.
Get the Facts.
Read the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife conducted by the Census Bureau for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of the Interior.
Nimrod, often thought of as a derogatory slur, actually is the biblical name of the founder and King of the city of Babylon, among several other cities. It has been a word used to refer to hunters due to its biblical reference (Genesis: 10: 8-12) that refers to Nimrod as “a mighty hunter before the Lord.”
The Nimrod Society wants to protect the privileges of the nation’s sportsmen while continuing and advancing conservation and wildlife management education programs by educating non-sportsmen users of public lands and the general public of the positive role sportsmen play in wildlife conservation.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hunters and anglers are often called the original conservationists. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes sportsmen and women as one of its greatest partners in conserving healthy wildlife resources.
We are Nimrod.
The Nimrod Society is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization aimed at encouraging state and federal wildlife management and conservation agencies to adopt self-sustaining revenue models to fund ongoing, comprehensive media based education campaigns targeted at the general public. The Nimrod Society was formed in 2003 and refers to the biblical name of Nimrod, the founder of Babylon and “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis:10:8-12).
Individuals, legislators and government officials interested in learning more about the Nimrod Society or supporting its goals should contact Alan Taylor at 616-887-0400 or Bob Radocy at 303-444-4720.