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How This Black-Owned Camp Is Working To Make Hunting More Diverse
Jonathan Wright is the founder of “Pocono Browns,” one of few Black-owned hunting camps in the country.
Most hunters who rent his place are white but Wright is trying to change that.
While Wright wants “people of all backgrounds” to enjoy his campgounds, he is also interested in getting more Black hunters.
“I had a guy drive here all the way from Columbus, Ohio to hunt here because he was a Black hunter who was new to hunting and he wanted that level of comfort,” Wright told Penn Live.
Wright, an attorney, said he grew up hunting with family on his grandfather’s property in. Buckingham County, Virginia. It’s a rural place that’s about 75 miles west of Richmond, where he grew up.
“I want people of all backgrounds to come here, but an interest is to get more Black hunters to come here, particularly young kids and their dads,” Wright said. “It’s a form of wellness, and peace, sitting in the woods like that. Whatever has kept minorities away from that needs to change.”