Dr. Matthew Hughes is the Engagement Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and oversees the Stewards of the Wild program. Matt received his Doctorate degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Clemson University in 2015. Since then, Matt has dedicated his life to helping people get outside and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer, from camping and hiking, to fishing and hunting.
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On this episode, Joe speaks with Matthew Hughes, Engagement Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. We learn more about the Stewards of the Wild Program, and how one can get involved. In the era of COVID-19, engaging in the outdoors has changed, Matt explains how we can continue this during this time. There has been an increase in the sales of hunting and fishing licenses, especially first-time hunters, during the pandemic, will this continue? How do we keep these new outdoors people engaged? What are Matthew’s thoughts about the issue of censorship of hunters and fishermen by social media? What can the average everyday hunter do to promote the future of hunting? All this and MORE, this Saturday at 6am CST