Want to make a difference for the future? Support conservation and those who fight for your rights to be an outdoorsman. If you can find a conservation organization with whom you share a common vision, you will find like minds, friends and opportunities.
Do your homework, not all Conservation organizations put their money where their mouth is.
Need some ideas to get started?
THE OUTDOOR DREAM FOUNDATION
100 percent volunteer-driven, the Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF) grants outdoor fishing or hunting adventures to children and youth under 21 years of age who face some of life's toughest challenges, those diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. The ODF is a non-profit organization. To date more than 98 percent of funds donated to the Outdoor Dream Foundation have gone directly to support adventures for Outdoor Dream Kids and their families.
Outdoor Dream Kids who live near ODF volunteers benefit from a mentoring program that provides fellowship with youth and other families in similar circumstances while learning and enjoying the traditions of hunting and fishing.
Safari Club International
The leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. These primary missions are supported through the many arenas of the organization. Interested in the Alaska Chapter of SCI? Learn more here.
Wild Sheep Foundation
Enhancing wild sheep populations, promoting scientific wildlife management, educating the public and youth on sustainable use and the conservation benefits of hunting. Interested in the Alaska Chapter of WSF? Learn more here.
Alaska OUTDOOR COUNCIL
The Alaska Outdoor Council (AOC) is our state's largest outdoor heritage advocacy group. The long standing organization is dedicated to the preservation of outdoor pursuits in Alaska - hunting, fishing, trapping, and public access - and conservation of the habitats upon which they depend. Their vision is it unite Alaska voices and to effectively represent their outdoor interests in all facets of public policy.
INTERNATIONAL HUNTER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
A great way to "give back" is to teach a child to hunt and safely handle firearms. There are Hunter Education programs in every state. There is no better time than now to get involved. Support the IHEA or your local Hunter Education program. Have a little extra time? Consider becoming a Hunter Education volunteer instructor, you won't regret it!