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The NA Model

Effective Date: June 12, 2017, Revised June 6, 2019 Situational Overview Lead is a toxic substance that can create health issues in wildlife and people when ingested or inhaled. The use of lead-based hunting ammunition has become the subject of much debate, focusing on the existence, extent, and...
Conservation had a beginning. It has no end. Q: Is it possible that one small group of sportsmen was able to establish American Conservation? A: It is, if you have the right people working together in the right places at the right time with vision and commitment. It also helps if this same group...
First Adopted August 19, 2014 Situational Overview The North American 1 Model of Wildlife Conservation is a set of principles that represent values toward wildlife and guides how it is to be appropriately used and managed. It provides a systematic way of understanding many of the conventions, laws...
Boone and Crockett Club professional member John Organ has been appointed to lead a key science engine behind the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation . U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) Cooperative Research Units provide most of the applied wildlife and fisheries management research funded through the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts. Conservation luminary and Boone and Crockett member Ding Darling established the program in 1935. Currently there are 40 units at universities in 38 states, together staffed by some 120 scientists with graduate faculty appointments.
There was a time in North American history when "dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth" (Genesis 1:28 ) was interpreted as, "there for the taking." Somewhere along the way the right to take was replaced with a...

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