Columbus, Ga., Jan. 8, 2018 — Realtree and Whitetails Unlimited announce a long-term agreement to work together as “Partners in Conservation” to help ensure our whitetail hunting heritage, habitat and natural resources.
“Whitetails Unlimited does a great job supporting hunter safety and outdoor educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preserving the shooting sports and hunting tradition,” said Realtree President Bill Jordan. “We’ve probably all been guilty of thinking that whitetail populations are fine, and that there are no issues with deer hunting. The truth is, the biological habitat and hunting issues are complex, and hunters need Whitetails Unlimited’s support in a big way. Realtree is very pleased to announce this long-term partnership to help ensure our hunting heritage.”
As part of the agreement, Realtree has been named title sponsor of Whitetails Unlimited’s Kids On Target archery program. The objective of the program is to get kids outside to learn an enjoyable sport, as well as life lessons about practice, perseverance, safety and accomplishment. There is no charge to individual participants or clubs for any part of the WTU Kids On Target archery program.
“We are thrilled to partner with Realtree, the world’s leading designer of camouflage,” said Whitetails Unlimited President Jeffrey Schinkten. “After 36 years, WTU continues to grow in every category we measure. But we are most proud of our Grassroots Program and the grants we provide to local organizations that need funding for projects that are directly related to the WTU mission. During 2017, WTU awarded 1,942 grants totaling $2,374,184, and having sponsors from industry leaders like Realtree is really exciting because they can help us continue to expand our programs. Watching hunters head into the woods, Realtree seems to almost be the official camo of hunters of all types. We’re looking forward to working together with Realtree and forging a strong partnership.”
Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Find Realtree on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at Realtree.com.
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 450 chapters, 107,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $85.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.