“The land was ours before... we were her people.”
- Robert Frost
Outfitters are but one player in a complex multi-use system of our public lands. Without certain federal and state agencies, and a host of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), we, as outfitters, would not have the opportunity to do what we love.
Outfitting on public land, and the ability to offer fair chase hunts, is made possible by the fact that the US is one of the only nations in history in which the public owns its wildlife. This is amazing! Our federal and state agencies pull off a delicate balancing act of protecting and preserving our natural resources and managing them in a way that optimizes a broad array of public use.
On a daily basis, the efforts of these agencies have far-reaching impacts on many people, the cattle rancher who grazes his livestock on federal or state land; the vacationing family that visits Yellowstone; the hiker who backpacks a wilderness area; the farmer who cultivates leased state property; the land-grant college or university; the activist or conservation group; and the outfitter who helps his clients harvest public wildlife and enjoy the aesthetic beauty of our wilderness areas.
We give generous credit to the agencies and organizations that make this all possible.