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Hunt for Tomorrow

Bow hunter in tree stand

Hunt for Tomorrow

A major component of ethical hunting is being a responsible steward of our natural resources, hunting lands and the opportunity to spend time afield.

Integral to this is understanding and respecting the challenges and values of landowners both private and public.

As a hunter there are some simple things you can do to protect the land, promote strong landowner-hunter relationships and positively represent hunting.

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Our Actions Make a Difference

Posted sign

Posted Land

Confirm the land isn't posted (physically or electronically) prior to hunting

Truck parked on side of road with large farm equipment behind it


Keep all gates, approaches and roadways clear of obstructions

Hunter processing harvested doves

Carcass Disposal

Don’t leave carcass remains in ditches or approaches and be sure to properly dispose of big game carcass waste or utilize the gutless method to minimize the spread of CWD.

Person walking away from closed gate


Leave gates as you found them (open if open, closed if closed)

Prairie fire


Be mindful of conditions in the field.
Pay special attention to fire danger under dry conditions and don’t rut up roads unnecessarily in wet conditions.



Pick up trash even if it’s not yours. Always leave the area better than you found it.

White-tailed deer fawn lying in grass

The Future

Habitat is the foundation of healthy wildlife populations – learn more about habitat conservation

Hunter tagging deer carcass


Do the right thing even if nobody is watching

Farmer and hunters talking in a farm lot


Most of the state is privately owned, thank a landowner and learn more about how we can work together.

Hunters in the field upland game hunting

Pass It On

Take the time to share your love for the outdoors with someone new. Take the mentor pledge for a chance at prizes.

Game warden truck on a dirt track

Report All Poachers

Wildlife belongs to us all. Help protect the resource. Report all poachers.