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One of America’s most prominent hunting advocates is taking the opportunity to lead one of the longest-running conservation organizations and take its fight for hunting rights to the next level. Luke Hilgemann, former Chief Executive Officer of Americans for Prosperity and Hunter Nation, will be the new Executive Director for the International Order of T. Roosevelt. 

“I’m pleased to announce that Luke has joined the International Order of T. Roosevelt,” said Wes Bates, President of the International Order of T. Roosevelt. “Luke has experience leading and growing successful advocacy organizations at the state and national level – especially in the fight against the anti-hunting movement. I know he is the right person to help our organization grow and build on our proud legacy of conservation and supporting the outdoors.” 

“I’m thrilled to be joining a dedicated group of leaders who are committed to protecting the rights of hunters across America,” Hilgemann said. “The International Order of T. Roosevelt is the nation’s premier hunting and conservation group. I look forward to helping build on their historic legacy as we develop and grow into an advocacy powerhouse for the rights of hunters and sportsmen.” 

Hilgemann is one of the nation’s leading hunting advocates and grassroots organizers. As the former Chief Executive Officer of Americans for Prosperity, Hilgemann led one of the nation’s most well-respected grassroots advocacy groups to support free markets, limited government, and individual liberty. Hilgemann went on to lead Hunter Nation, and turned it into the top grassroots advocacy group fighting for hunting rights in the U.S. 

Formerly known as the Shikar Safari Club International Foundation, the newly rebranded International Order of T. Roosevelt is the nation’s premier conservation foundation focused on protecting at-risk wildlife and habitats through heritage, educating our youth, ingenuity through science, and stewardship. By bringing on Hilgemann, the organization is expanding its influence with a heightened focus on combating threats to hunting across the country.