An announcement from our friends at the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) on staying safe during COVID-19.

In partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies among others.

TRCP and Other Organizations Challenge Hunters and Anglers to Take the #ResponsibleRecreation Pledge.

A message from Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO, TRCP —

Whether participating in hunting, fishing, shooting sports or numerous other outdoor activities, the conservation community sees the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign as a safe and constructive way to encourage individuals and families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors as a means to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting outdoors is one of the best ways to practice social distancing, as long as it is done responsibly. I support efforts to get Americans outdoors during these difficult times and pledge to be responsible as I enjoy the plentiful recreational opportunities this great nation has to offer.

Staying safe outdoors during the pandemic means:

  • Plan ahead; purchase licenses and park passes online, if available.
  • Recreate close to home
  • Adhere to best practices for avoiding COVID-19
  • Follow state and federal guidelines
  • Pack out your trash as a courtesy to others and to avoid the appearance of overuse
  • Share your adventures in a respectful way on social outlets