When you hear conservation, you may think research, improving habitat and protecting wildlife, but shooting sports also are a driving force behind funding.

Archery, trap shooting, sporting clays, long-range shooting or simply target practice for fun, all help fund conservation efforts.

On this episode of Into the Outdoors, we will learn more about the different kinds of shooting sports and meet people whose lives have been changed/improved due to their involvement.

Our Adventure Team will highlight: Archery, Scholastic Shooting Sports, Firearm Ranges and Conservation.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, Adventure Team members, Zach and Mya, dive deep into the history and identity of wolves.

They talk with a variety of environmental experts about the relationships with wolves in different ecosystems as well as the cultural significance to the Ojibwe tribe.

Viewers will learn along with Zach and Mya as they find out if the big bad wolf is actually bad or a big help to the environment.

What is corporate sustainability?

Corporate sustainability is when large businesses focus on lowering their environmental impact to protect wildlife and the environment.

But what does this look like in action?

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he heads to Quad to learn about the circular economy and the role large corporate businesses play
in protecting our planet.

But that’s not all! We’ll also hear from a young environmental steward about how to get involved as an individual in corporate sustainability.

How do our actions as an individual impact the environment and wildlife?

Well, we may only be one person, but our actions matter. Our actions have causal relationships with the environment, so it’s important to take responsibility and practice good sustainability and stewardship!

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he learns about how our daily habits impact wildlife in our communities and the environment as a whole. No matter
where you live, your actions have an impact on the environment.

Wetland habitats are great natural resources for wildlife, crops and even carbon sequestration. Preserving these natural habitats benefits both wildlife, humans and the environment. Join us as we learn more about how private landowners in the Prairie Potholes region are preserving these habitats through conservation efforts.

In this Into the Outdoors episode, we’re taking you to South Dakota to learn about how wetland habitats are being protected on both public and private lands. Join Into the Outdoors Adventure Team members Zach and Gracie as they tag along on a youth duck hunt to see first-hand how hunting supports conservation efforts. Surprised? We’re just getting started! Come along as we learn more about our nation's wetlands and how we can bring conservation into our own backyards.

Hold onto your hats because this fact might just blow you away! Did you know that hunting waterfowl actually helps protect our wetland habitats? In fact, funding from hunting licenses is one of the biggest contributors to wetland conservation. And thanks to the new two-tier license system in South Dakota, getting involved in duck hunting just got easier!

Join us as we learn about the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and how youth duck hunters are getting involved in conservation efforts.

After being gone for over 130 years, the Omashkooz (an Ojibwe word for Elk) now roam the forest regions of Wisconsin in large numbers. Watch this video to find out how and why the Native American tribes were involved in the effort to bring them back.

Veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators both offer medical care for animals. How are these jobs similar and how are they different? Though veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators both provide medical care for animals, such as assessing and treating illnesses and disease, there are several differences. Most veterinarians treat pets or farm animals that belong to owners who know the animal's history, diet and daily routines. Wildlife rehabilitators treat hundreds of different species, and they have no background information regarding the animal's illness or injury. Wildlife rehabilitators care for the animals 24-7, which might include hand-feeding and regular cleaning, until the animals are ready to be released back into the wild.

Humans share this planet with wildlife. What are some ways that we can protect and care for wild animals? And why is that important? There are many simple things we can do to protect wildlife, such as: disposing garbage properly, keeping house cats indoors, preserving wild habitats, using window decals, and avoiding use of traps or poison. Valuing the life of wild animals teaches us to be compassionate to others.