Elizabeth Kligge Joins the NDA as Field Coordinator to the Pennsylvania Fork

Through a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), the National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth Kligge as Range Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Fork.

The new-of-its-kind Field to Fork coordinator position will oversee the expansion of Field to Fork, adult food-focused learn-to-hunt programs and other Recruit, Retention and Reactivation (R3) initiatives. PGC and NDA currently host nine Field to Fork events each fall, covering the state from private land near Erie to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. These new programs will aim to increase hunting participation and the social acceptance of hunting in Pennsylvania.

“I am very excited to embark on this journey and be part of a team that is paving the way for the future of conservation,” said Kligge. “The NDA has given me the opportunity to combine many of my skills and passions into one job. I can’t imagine a better fit.”

Kligge is a former vegetarian who now sees hunting as a way to educate and help others explore their relationship with food. She believes that it is the responsibility of today’s hunters to pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Kligge is an adult hunter with vast experience as a wilderness skills instructor, video

editor and project manager. Kligge has been a fan of NDA for some time, and a buck has appeared on “Age This!” NDA e-newsletter feature in the past.

“We are delighted to bring together these two organizations with great experience and success in turning people interested in hunting into active hunters,” said Hank Forester, Director of Hunting for the NDA. “With these additional staff and resources, we will be able to do more for the thousands of aspiring hunters in the Commonwealth.”

Over the years, she has gained experience in survival education, project management, self-discipline, and served as an organizer and instructor for a Locavore group of over 6,000 members. She is also a board member of a land trust where she directs the group’s deer management efforts. With this mindset and her wide range of skills, she joins NDA to ensure the association’s mission is accomplished.

PGC and NDA are seeking Pennsylvania landowners interested in hosting new hunters on their property, as well as experienced hunters to help guide new hunters. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kligge at elizabeth@deerassociation.com.

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About the National Deer Association

The National Deer Association is the leading nonprofit deer conservation group, working to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat, and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-standing, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 40-year action that has changed deer management to improve hunting and protect the most vital and admired game species from North America for future generations. Visit DeerAssociation.com or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.