Emily Iehl is the hunting and shooting sports R3 coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. With her colleagues on the R3 team, she works to recruit, retain, and reactivate hunters, anglers, trappers, and shooting sports enthusiasts in an era when participation in these outdoor traditions is declining or changing.
An avid hiker, backpacker, and overall lover of nature, Iehl started learning to hunt during her senior year of college, while studying for a degree in conservation biology. She further integrated hunting into her personal land ethic while working with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
She holds a master’s degree in environment and resources from the Nelson Institute and is a subject matter expert in the emerging topic of R3: a practical problem for state wildlife agencies as they work to maintain relevance with a public undergoing evolving values of nature.