It’s almost 2018 and for most it is time to set a New Year’s Resolution. There are so many different options that people say they will do. Why not make it something that benefits not only you but future generations? How about you get involved with outdoor conservation groups in your area?
Most people think that conservation groups just want your money. To an extent, they do! But what they want most is your time. Volunteers are an integral part of what any conservation organization does. They need people to help with projects, youth mentor days and many other outdoor events. Why not you?
It’s not hard to get involved. These organizations are more than happy to tell you about what they do. Not to mention, a lot of them have monthly gatherings to keep you motivated and involved. Plans are made for fundraising and other events. Of course, they are also discussing projects to preserve hunting for generations to come. There are many organizations out there but we are going to talk about a couple that are near and dear to us.
Big Game Conservation Association
As the current President, as well as, a founding member I am very partial to this group. The Big Game Conservation Association (BGCA) formed in January 2013 by a group that wanted to focus efforts on their home state of Nebraska. It’s a group of local people dedicated to the protection and management of Nebraska’s big game species. This is in order to ensure the future of all Nebraska big game. The BGCA is a non-profit grassroots organization that will relentlessly preserve the big game species of Nebraska. Not only do they maintain the natural existence of species like Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope, and Turkeys. Members have a fierce commitment to preserving their habitat and our hunting heritage.
Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation
The Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation (NSF) focuses on the legislative side of sportsmen and women. Since 2002 they have worked on behalf of current and future generations to protect and guarantee the right to pursue the time-honored traditions of fishing, trapping, hunting and other related outdoor activities. This is for every Nebraskan, in eternity, through legislative action, public awareness, and education.
What is Your New Year’s Resolution?
These two groups may not pertain to you due to your location. Don’t let that stop you. Talk to your local hunting shops, archery ranges or state game commissions to find organizations in your area. So, what’s your New Year’s Resolution?
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