Savage Arms recently attended and participated in the 2023 R3 National Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 22-25, 2023. The event was organized by The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports and was attended by hundreds of state/agency agency representatives. nationals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and hunting, shooting, sports, fishing, and outdoor industries throughout the country. In addition to his contributions at the event, Savage’s commitment to R3 is significant and growing.
Savage partners with many organizations that get involved in R3 efforts on the ground. The company is proud to work in partnership with entities that focus on conservation, mentoring, and education. Several Savage partners run unique programming to educate new hunters and shooters, have female-led chapters, host youth events and guided hunts and more.
Savage Digital Marketing Specialist Kristin Boeshart spoke about the R3 Industry Engagement Panel at the recent event. Facilitating relationships between industry and NGO/agency professionals on the R3 front is a constant topic of conversation. To accurately contribute to this conversation, the panel of industry professionals discussed current efforts and generated some new ideas for advancing creative partnerships.
“Everyone in the R3 community is marching toward the same goal: preserving the future of hunting and shooting sports,” Boeshart said. “We are committed to doing our part by bringing innovative new products to market, creating educational content, and partnering with organizations that share our values. The outdoors is for everyone and we have the opportunity to shout it from the top of the mountain through our platforms.
“We are honored by the invitation to participate in the Industry Engagement panel discussion. We came up with lots of new ideas for recruiting, retaining, and reinvigorating hunters and shooters. We hope R3 professionals in government agencies and non-governmental organizations find value in what industry brands and manufacturers like Savage bring to the table. Attending and speaking at the 2023 National R3 Symposium was a great opportunity for us to learn more about the challenges facing the R3 community and how Savage can be a better partner.”
New product innovation has always been a driving force at Savage, especially when it comes to enhancing the user experience with the company’s firearms. Fitting features, different stock sizes, a wide range of price points, dozens of chambering options are all ways Savage works to best configure the firearm for any hunter or shooter, and thus grow the community. .
One of the biggest barriers in the R3 journey is that hunters and marksmen don’t feel comfortable or confident in their abilities. Savage’s goal when creating blog and video content is to educate his audience and address questions someone might have at any point on their R3 journey. Savage has an extensive library of articles and videos detailing instructions on operating and maintaining a Savage firearm, shooting tips, hunting tactics, and more. Savage also tells the stories of hunters and shooters, their journeys, what motivates them, the stories of organizational partners, and how they are making an impact.
To learn more about Savage’s extensive commitment to R3, see below. For more information on the company’s complete line of leading firearms, visit savagearms.com.
Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, Savage has been producing firearms for more than 125 years. Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rimfire and centerfire shotguns and rifles for hunting, competition and target shooting. Their firearms are best known for their accuracy, performance, and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its continued focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com.