Take the next step as a hunter, join the free Let's Go Hunting Mentoring Program.

  • Connect with a mentor from your area
  • Find places to hunt, fish, or shoot
  • Get notified of outdoor events near you

Text yourself the app to get started.

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You can find a mentor by using the map.

"In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Ready to take the next step as an outdoorsman? We want to help you. Get the free Powderhook app and join the proud community of men and women throughout the country dedicated to welcoming you to our ranks as a hunter.

What is Powderhook?

The Powderhook app is built for sportsmen interested in learning more about outdoor pursuits, such as hunting, fishing, camping and more. Whether you're new to the outdoors, new to an area or a lifelong enthusiast, Powderhook will make it easier to get out more often and have more fun when you do.

We are a community of conservationists working to make a difference in the lives of people we may never meet, but with whom we share a bond in our love for the outdoors. Local Experts are integral part of what happens in the app.

What is a Local Expert?

Local Experts on Powderhook are waiting and willing to help you. There are so many questions. Where to go, what to do, how to do it, when to try, and everything in-between. Local Experts want to make the whole process easier on you, saving you time, and helping you get on your feet as a sportsman.

Local Experts make a commitment of a few minutes a week to help answer your questions, point you toward a spot, offer you advice, or share their experience with you. In short, they're your hosts, welcoming you into a community that needs and wants you as a participant.

How does it work?

After you download the Powderhook app you'll click on the Community tile. From there, you'll see Local Experts In Area at the top of the screen. You can scroll through to view thousands of individuals from all walks of life, all waiting to help you have a great day outdoors! You may find someone nearby, someone with expertise in a subject you're interested in, or someone who meets a demographic you're comfortable with. You can follow as many Local Experts as you'd like.

"Theodore Roosevelt was right. We must work together to recruit and indoctrinate new hunters into the pursuit we all love so we can all continue to enjoy healthy wildlife populations and our hunting heritage well into the future.” Cortney Schaefer, Hunting Heritage Program Manager, Pheasants Forever


Does it cost anything?

No, Powderhook is absolutely free. We make money by offering companies, organizations, and agencies the ability to build mentoring programs on Powderhook. You'll notice some of the mentors have logos and ads on their posts. That means they represent someone who's paying Powderhook to associate their mentors with their company, brand, or initiative.

Why would a company pay for that?

It's simple, brands need to grow their businesses. Powderhook and our partner brands believe that helping you get started, answering your questions and being there for you when you get stuck, is the best possible form of advertising. Rather than spam you with things you don't need or want to see, on Powderhook, brands can only promote something to you if they actually help you.

Why is the app anonymous?

Ever notice when you hunt, fish, shoot trap, camp or do just about anything else outdoors most of the people look the same? That's not good enough if we want to protect our way of life for future generations. We don't care what people look like. We don't care how much experience they do or don't have. We don't care if they're young or old. Got hot pink hair and 100 tattoos? Cool. We only care that you learn, go, and responsibly share in our way of life. Anonymity lowers the barriers.

Are you going to bug me all the time if I join?

We're going to email or push a notification to your phone when someone interacts with you - think of it like the notifications you get from Instagram. Outside of that, Powderhook will email you every week or so with news, ideas, tips, events, trips and more. We believe every communication will help you, or help you help someone else. You can always opt out, and we will never provide anyone else with your information.

Download the Powderhook App and get started today.


Start by texting yourself the app.