Edgefield, SC -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Wild Turkey Federation is partnering with conservation leaders, including the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Congressional Sportsman Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited, to spearhead #ResponsibleRecreation, a media campaign encouraging Americans to enjoy outdoor recreation while adhering to proper COVID-19 safety protocol.
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.
In addition to advocating safe outdoor etiquette, the campaign also encourages Americans to take advantage of the numerous opportunities this country offers to recreate on public lands, waters, and parks.
Guidelines the campaign seeks to establish while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation are in line with the Center for Disease Prevention and Control and include maintaining proper social distancing and adhering to best practices to avoid COVID-19.
“There is no better way to cope with our country’s current situation than to head outdoors to engage in hunting, fishing, biking, etc., as long as we are practicing #ResponsibleRecreation,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “This collaborative effort by the outdoor community is a reminder that while this country has numerous opportunities for recreation on its lands and waters, we need to do so in a manner that is respectful to the land and the rest of the public who also wish to enjoy these precious resources.”
While many of the organizations involved in spearheading #ResponsibleRecreation have their own interests i.e., hunting, fishing, or shooting sports, it is important to note that