From the President
Thank you for visiting our website. Please browse our website as often and for as long as you can. We are continuing to learn more about the African American hunting community across this great land. We are also sharing our goal to increase the numbers of Black hunters and shooters, as well as encourage urban residents, people of color, particularly youth and women to consider outdoor sports. At this time we are reviewing and updating the website to make it more interesting, informative and easy to use. Also we will be announcing how you can become a member of AAHA and support our mission, values and goals, which can be accessed by clicking those titles on this home page.
I am happy to announce that my son Donnell Chocolate Adair has increased his duties and role in the African American Hunting Association. Since the inception of AAHA in 2008, Donnell has been a pro staff hunter (14 years of experience), videographer and director (11 years of experience) and co-host of the AAHA Outdoor Show. “Duck” as we call him, started hunting when he was 12 years old. He is an excellent role model for the kids we want to recruit to become hunters and shooters. His bachelors of Science degree from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) will serve him well as he now takes over as our Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
We are definitely moving forward with our vision to bring Black hunters together next spring or summer for a 2-day exposition most likely in New Orleans. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in such a venture, please email me and I will send you an interest form to complete and return to us. We would like to link up with manufacturers, retailers, outfitters and guides, hunting and shooting clubs and hunter education programs. We want to show that there is a large untapped market of Black hunters, hunters of color, and interested people that are being overlooked by the hunting industry. We also want to provide information seminars, a place to sell products and services, and a forum for Black hunters to network and build relationships with each other and a more diverse hunting community nationwide.
We are also making progress on air the AAHA Outdoor Show to television. You can preview the first episodes on this site. We have been continuing to video our adventures for new shows. Those interested in sponsoring the show or who wish to invite us to come and hunt with and video them please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
…”Well see you in the field!”
Donny R. Adair
Hello fellow Outdoor enthusiasts. I wanted to take the opportunity to formally introduce myself. I am Donnell Adair, the oldest son of and better shot than Donny Adair, founder of the African American Hunting Association. Me being a better shot is an ongoing debate between the two of us, but I’m the one writing this article. I have the opportunity to participate in AAHA in full force and bring all my energy and ideas to the path that we have laid out for the bright future of AAHA as vice president, chief operating executive and pro staff.
I have been an outdoor enthusiast for all of my life, mainly through the mediums of hunting and fishing. For that matter, I don’t even remember having someone hooking my worm for me. I have been shooting since I was 6 years old and I have been shooting a 12 gage since the age of 12. I have deep roots in the southern part of the country, specifically Mississippi where my mother is from. I remember my grandfather setting cans in the field for my brother Kenny, cousin Carla and I to shoot. The many summers and visits to Mississippi is also how I developed my taste for wild game. I can taste the 50/50 mix of deer and wild hog sausage my grandmother makes as I am writing right now.
Hunting and fishing in particular mean a lot to me. The memories created either on the water or in the woods with family and friends have been priceless. My father began introducing my brother and I to hunting when we were 11 and 12. His reasoning was that it was something positive we could do and it kept us out of the streets. So many individuals, especially in urban areas, are lacking a positive outlet from the hurried and sometimes troubling lifestyles of city dwelling. I want to encourage people to look at outdoor sports not only to enhance their lives, but also to create the priceless memories with others as I have through the sports of the great outdoors.
Once again I am eager to get to work and make new connections, while expanding and advocating for the outdoor sports that we all love. “We’ll see you in the field”
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer