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To transform the way hunting is perceived by the wider community by changing the conversation from a negative one led by non-hunters to a positive one led by hunters.
To help hunters become positive role models and ambassadors for hunting.
To help non-hunters understand the reasons why we hunt, and why a ban on hunting is bad for wildlife.
To be a powerful voice for hunting; to share our why with as many people as possible so that we can help change the conversation.
To lead by example by demonstrating safe practices and ethical hunting at every opportunity.
To foster a community of like-minded hunters who will become role models for future hunters.
Why I Am Hunter is important
We shared our vision and goal with you but now we want to tell you why we believe it is so important to change hearts and minds.
Jim Shockey once said that if you divided the world by their views on hunting, around 5 percent passionately support hunting, another 5 percent are vehemently against it and the remaining 90 percent sit somewhere in the middle.
Most of the neutral 90 eat meat, so their views on hunting are rarely extreme. But they also know very little about hunting, so their opinions are generally shaped by what they read or hear.
And the loudest voices are the anti-hunters. Not only are they very well funded, they have the backing of many celebrities and the ear of the media, all who help them spread their myths, misinformation and outright lies.
That’s why hunters have to speak out. Who better to tell the truth about hunting than those who best understand it?
Our goal is not to convert the neutral 90 into hunters. Most will never become hunters themselves, but we need them to understand why hunting is important for wildlife conservation and food security, and why a total ban on hunting actually harms wildlife.
Why? Because they vote and if they are swayed in the opposite direction, we all lose.
So how do we change their hearts and minds?
Through our actions.
Our actions while hunting speak louder than words ever could.
Which leads us to our most important goal for I Am Hunter – to help hunters improve their skills and knowledge so that they can be positive role models for hunting.
changing hearts and minds
I Am Hunter was officially launched in April 2019, and since then, the content has reached millions of people either directly on the website or through social media.
We often receive messages from people who have been positively impacted – from hunters who have learned new skills to people who have taken up hunting because of what they have read here, to non-hunters who better understand the complexity of wildlife management as a result of one of our articles. We even have a number of (ex)vegans who are avid followers.
Last year, we began building in-roads with police and government officials who support our goal to lift the standards of hunting in Australia. We also launched a hunting series on MyOutdoorTV, which is the third-most watched hunting show in Australia and NZ, and currently ranks 67th worldwide* on MOTV’s platform.
In 2022, we will add a Hunter Education program to give hunters real life opportunities to learn more about hunting and get hands-on experience in improving their skills.
There’s so much more than can be done but we need your help.
*Statistic accurate as at October 2021.
How you can help
As you might imagine, there’s a lot of time, effort and money that goes into running I Am Hunter and producing all of the episodes, videos, tutorials, podcasts and articles.
As a family, we believed so deeply in our vision that we invested in the technology and equipment needed to get I Am Hunter started and spent thousands of hours creating content.
But thankfully, we haven’t been alone.
We could not have kept I Am Hunter alive without the dedicated financial support of our I Am Hunter members.
They’re our Tribe. Their small contribution keeps the lights on and the content flowing. In return, they enjoy a few cool member perks and rewards.
We also have a small group of corporate partners who support our vision. Our corporate partners either provide giveaways and discount codes for our members and/or sponsor our TV series.
If you would like more information about becoming a corporate partner, email us at email@example.com
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Memberships can be paid online by credit card (via Stripe) or through PayPal. Alternatively, if you have any difficulty setting up your payment or would rather not provide your payment details online, call +61 (0)428 177 638 or +61 (0)424 045704 and we can set your account up over the telephone. We can also accept payment by cash or cheque but you will need to arrange this over the telephone.
Members will either be automatically included in smaller giveaways or invited to enter our bigger giveaways direct by email as well as in The Tribe on Facebook.
If you feel that you have something you could contribute to I Am Hunter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you would like to share.
We also encourage you to be active in The Tribe, where you can post photos and videos and start your own topics.
Yes. While we love our members, we know life sometimes gets in the way. You can cancel your membership by logging into your account and hitting the cancel subscription button. You will retain access to our members-only area and rewards until the anniversary date of your last payment. After that, you will still be able to read and share our free content, but will not have access to member-only content or benefits. Please note: we do not offer a refund if you cancel your membership.
At this stage, all annual memberships are set to automatically renew on your anniversary date, while monthly memberships will continue to debit $10 per month from your chosen payment option each month for as long as your membership is active.
We understand that some people prefer to know in advance when a membership is due to renew, so we are in the process of setting up a notification process to alert you.