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

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Purchase licenses and tags online and in advance of going hunting or fishing. Avoid overcrowding of public lands and pack out trash to avoid the appearance of overuse of public access points.


Be aware of all COVID-19 regulations in your state, and adhere to the best practices to avoid COVID-19 (even while in the woods).


Share your outdoor adventures in a light that respects the wildlife resources and social distancing restrictions using the hashtag #ResponsibleRecreation.

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