Join Us On the 2024 Working for Wildlife Tour!

Join Us On the 2024 Working for Wildlife Tour!

The Working for Wildlife Tour is back for 2024, and we want you to join us!

If you’re not familiar with the Tour, here’s the deal. The Working for Wildlife Tour launched in 2023 as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the many volunteer events put on across the country by conservation organizations, bringing hunters and anglers together to volunteer their time to improve wildlife habitat, restore ecosystems, and clean up public lands and waters. Unfortunately, many of these events slip under the radar without the attention or participation they deserve. We wanted to help change that and our solution was to get involved ourselves and invite you to join along.

In collaboration with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the National Deer Association, and Michigan United Conservation Club, we hosted events last year in Massachusetts, Michigan, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, and Kentucky—involving more than 500 volunteers and resulting in more than 2,000 pounds of trash collected off public lands, 18 acres of early successional habitat improved, 80 small game brush piles created, more than a dozen acres of aspen forest restored, 35 acres of wildlife food plots planted, 200 crabapple trees planted, 800 pounds of white oak acorns collected for reforestation efforts, and much more. Now we’re ready to run it back in 2024, and you’re invited to join me.

If I learned anything in 2023, it’s that these events are a damned good time and make a real impact. I can’t wait to meet a bunch of you, answer your questions, hear your stories, and get our hands dirty together doing good work for wildlife. We'll also be giving away "I Work for Wildlife" t-shirts to the first 25 volunteers at each event.

I Work for Wildlife

For more details about the three events scheduled so far for this year’s tour and how you can sign up to participate, see the tour schedule and registration links below.

2024 Working for Wildlife Tour Events

Date: May 18, 2024 Location: Daniel Boone National Forest (Kentucky) Activity: White oak release, hunter access improvements, boundary work Partner Conservation Organization: National Deer Association Registration Link: Click here

Date: June 1, 2024 Location: Allegheny National Forest (Pennsylvania) Activity: Rehabilitating existing wildlife openings, removing and restoring crib-fencing around wildlife plantings and removing and hanging bird nesting and bat boxes, and tree and shrub planting Partner Conservation Organization: National Deer Association Registration Link: Click here

Date: August 24, 2024 Location: Pine Island Wildlife Management Area (Minnesota) Activity: Creating boat access, clearing/improving hunter walking trails, planting trees for white-tailed deer wintering habitat, repairing derelict signage, installing invasive species kiosk Partner Conservation Organization: Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters Registration Link: Click here

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