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North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: For the People Not Just the Elite

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership explains the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

Watch as Steven Rinella explains the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation in this short video.

We have a very unique conservation system under the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation; its basic premise is that fish, game and wildlands are recognized as a resource of the people and our common right. Many other countries have very little access to hunting and fishing, and if they do it is for the rich and elite only. Traditionally nobility and landed gentry owned vast tracts of land in places like Europe and severely restricted hunting and fishing, while our forefathers have ensured that our sporting traditions are accessible by all in the U.S. and Canada.

Under the guidance of great conservationists such as Teddy Roosevelt we have collectively established the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation to maintain healthy populations of wild game, end destructive practices such as market hunting, and also allow continued access through public lands and parks.

It is an excellent system and the envy of many visitors, however it is a system that must be continually monitored and defended to ensure it is maintained for following generations. It truly is a democracy of hunting and fishing and we are blessed indeed.

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North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: For the People Not Just the Elite