The Nimrod Society

The Nimrod Society wants to protect the privileges of the nation’s hunters & fisherman 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.

President Theodore Roosevelt was a champion for sportsmen, because he knew that hunting and fishing were crucial to preserving and protecting wildlife. Today, as fewer people hunt and fish and anti-hunting and animal rights groups campaign against our sports, we need you to Be Like Teddy. Help us educate the public about the true values of hunting and fishing.

US residents involved in wildlife-related recreation.

dollars spent per year on wildlife related activities.

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.

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. 2011 FHWAR Report

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The Colorado Wildlife Council’s mission is to educate the general public about the benefits of wildlife, wildlife management, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities in Colorado, specifically hunting and fishing. The council is funded through a surcharge on hunting and fishing licenses, and managed by a citizen advisory board.


Want to learn more?

Watch the case study of the Colorado Wildlife Council, or learn how to get started with an educational campaign in your own state!


Understanding of the word “Nimrod” can be as diverse as the understanding of wildlife management…

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 is 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 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.