CFACT activists recently visited Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE) to educate students on the facts behind conservation, hunting, and the environment.
Taking CFACT’s trademark inflatable deer, recruiters canvassed campus hoping the odd sight would catch the attention of passersby. And it certainly succeeded! Many students flocked to CFACT’s deer to sign their name and learn what it was all about.
The point of the deer is to get a conversation started with students and to “break the ice” so to speak on their thoughts behind hunting. Students could either sign their name on the deer or write down their thoughts. Once their guard is down, CFACT activists can talk about all types of issues, from hunting to climate change to property rights to fracking.
“It may seem silly, but this is one of our most effective outreach events,” said Director of Collegians Adam Houser. “People love the deer, and it helps identify which students agree with us on the issues and would be good candidates to start a chapter on campus.”
One such student, Hugh Mandrell, a rising senior, interacted with the deer and is a potential candidate for CFACT’s Driessen Fellows internship program at SIUE. Hugh was excited to learn more and get involved, and expose his fellow students to the truth about terrible ideas like the Green New Deal.
This is part of CFACT’s ongoing recruitment drive efforts at SIUE to start a chapter and get a coalition of freedom loving students involved in the issues. Stay tuned for more updates!