August is a time of preparation, whether that’s thinking about getting back to school, back in the field, or back in shape for hunting season. For some people it could mean getting back to traditions. With busy schedules and life changes, it’s not uncommon for hunters to experience a lapse in participation. While there are diehards among us, the average hunter only purchases a license 4.2 out of every 10 years of their lifetime. A national movement of Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) aims to engage people in the outdoors and make life-long hunters. Check out the August habitat calendar to learn more about R3 and opportunities to try new outdoor activities.