OWL Conservation Program

 

Wildlife conservation is a practice in which hunters and land owners attempt to protect endangered plant and animal species, along with their habitats. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness lands to us as a nation. Many nations have government agencies dedicated to wildlife conservation which help to implement policies designed to protect wildlife. In addition there are numerous independent nonprofit organizations that also promote various wildlife conservation causes. Outdoors Without Limits is such an organization.

 

In order to practice wildlife conservation, organizations use biology and other sciences to identify species which are over populated or at risk, and to study those populations to learn more about their needs. Wildlife conservation also relies heavily on education, using outreach programs to teach the public about wildlife and to show these individuals why conserving natural habitat is important.

 

Outdoors Without Limits understands the importance of conservation and strives to help land owners with their conservation efforts. Many land owners need help with harvesting an excessive number of does so their property has a better buck to doe ratio. Another property owner might need help in harvesting a cull buck. In all cases OWL participants are expected to adhere to the land owners request, requirements and needs. An abled body guide is paired up with a disabled hunter, and it is ultimately the guide's decision to make sure that the hunter harvests the correct deer from the property. Many land owners allow a disabled participant to harvest one or more bucks. It is Outdoor Without Limit’s belief and practice to allow only ONE buck (per hunter) to be harvested on a particular hunt, so as not to deprive other land owner guest from having the opportunity to harvest a buck.

 

The same principal has been applied to fishing ponds and lakes. If the property owner needs to remove a certain number of overly populated bream from a lake, the owner may allow Outdoors Without Limits to host a fishing rodeo. What an awesome opportunity this provides a person who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get outdoors.

 

Ultimately and most importantly, OWL promotes taking care of the land owner’s property. With our partnerships we strive to leave the property in better condition than when we arrived. Conservation is not an individual responsibility; It takes a group effort from all who are participating.