Outdoor News: COVID Tips for Spring Outdoorsmen

Posted by Dan Carlson on Aug 21st 2020

Outdoor News: COVID Tips for Spring Outdoorsmen

Hunters, other recreationists advised to be smart during COVID-19 crisis
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is advising hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts to honor guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health organizations, to avoid spread of coronavirus as they head to the field this spring. See the guidelines HERE.

NWTF encourages #ResponsibleRecreation while turkey hunting
The National Wild Turkey Federation recently collaborated with industry partners to launch the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign to encourage outdoor participation while following proper COVID-19 safety protocol. Learn more HERE.

Turkey hunting is the cure for coronavirus shut-in blues
Avid spring wild turkey hunters have a major advantage over other outdoor enthusiasts: They know what it feels like to be completely isolated, and to be alone, most notably in a turkey hunting blind for hours. As Henry David Thoreau once said: “I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Read the prescription HERE.

Hornady® cancels 2020 Zombies in the Heartland match
The Hornady® 2020 Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun Match has been canceled due to the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19. See more HERE.

Iowa DNR has a website dedicated to Covid-19 virus impacts on outdoor activity in the state
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is working with state and local officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and assist Iowans during this health crisis. Please refer to the resources HERE for information about how COVID-19 may impact outdoor activities in Iowa.

Ohio suspends sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses
In response to the public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife is temporarily suspending the sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses until further notice. Learn more HERE.

NASP Academic Archer Program continues to grow in Nebraska
The NASP Academic Archer Program was established nationally in 2016 to recognize academic achievement among participating student-archers. Since then, Nebraska’s Academic Archer enrollment numbers have increased annually. Find out more HERE.