I'm hitting the road this month to kick off the Working for Wildlife Tour, and I'm hoping to see you there.
Unbeknownst to many, there are hundreds of events put on across the country every year by conservation organizations bringing together hunters and anglers to volunteer their time to improve wildlife habitat, restore ecosystems, and clean up public lands and waters. Too many of these events slip by under the radar without the attention or participation they deserve. We want to help change that.
So this year, I'm kicking off the Working for Wildlife Tour to shine a spotlight on these volunteer opportunities. I’ll be heading out to participate in six of these events myself, and I’m inviting you to join me!
I’m excited to meet a bunch of you at these volunteer habitat days to answer your questions, hear your stories, sign books, and get our hands dirty together doing good stuff for deer and other wildlife. I'll also be giving one of our brand new "I Work for Wildlife" t-shirts to the first 25 volunteers at each event.
For more details about the six events featured on tour this year and how you can sign up to participate, see the tour schedule and registration links below. (This page will be updated with registration links as they become available.)
Date: March 26, 2023 Location: Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area (Massachusetts) Activity: Removing spent shot shells, trash, and debris Partner Conservation Organization: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Registration Link: Click here
Date: April 22, 2023 Location: Traverse City Forest Management Unit (Michigan) Activity: Building brush piles for game habitat, maintaining and improving wildlife openings, and softening forest/opening edge Partner Conservation Organization: Michigan United Conservation Clubs Registration Link: Click here
Date: July 30, 2023 Location: Panhandle National Forest (Idaho) Activity: Removing encroaching conifers in aspen stands and other timber management for wildlife Partner Conservation Organization: National Deer Association Registration Link: Coming soon
Date: August 12, 2023 Location: BK Leech Conservation Area (Missouri) Activity: TBD habitat work for whitetails, turkeys, and other wildlife Partner Conservation Organization: Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Registration Link: Click here
Date: September 23, 2023 Location: DeSoto National Forest (Mississippi) Activity: Early successional habitat creation and enhancement Partner Conservation Organization: National Deer Association Registration Link: Coming soon
Date: October 14, 2023 Location: Daniel Boone National Forest (Kentucky) Activity: White oak acorn collection for local reforestation project Partner Conservation Organization: National Deer Association Registration Link: Coming soon