Sportsman’s Stewardship Pledge
Taking the Sportsman’s Stewardship Pledge is an important way to stand up for our lakes, streams and seas. Not only that, but it’s free!
If you choose, you can make a $25 Donation with your pledge and get a ‘Premium Membership,’ which comes with lots of free gifts including a Recycled Fish T-shirt in your choice of black, green or brown.
Your Premium Membership Kit includes a Recycled Fish T-shirt, $5 Bonus Certificate for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Grabber Premium Warmer, Folgers Coffee Singles Six-Pack, a Seafood Watch Card and much more. Select ‘warmwater’ as your angling preference and you’ll get some Daiichi Circle Hooks, Bullet Weights Loon Kit, and FoodSource Lures. Select ‘coldwater’ as your angling preference and get three free flies from Hill’s Discount Flies and a free copy of Fly Fusion Magazine.
I pledge to live a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water. Living as a steward means making choices throughout my daily life that benefit lakes, streams and seas – and the fish that swim in them – because my lifestyle runs downstream.
I will learn and abide by fish and game laws.
I will practice Catch & Release and Selective Harvest responsibly.
I will “police my resource” by turning in poachers and reporting polluters.
I will make up for “the other guy” by cleaning up litter wherever my adventures take me.
I will boat safely and responsibly, never trespass, and treat other outdoor enthusiasts respectfully.
I will provide my time, money, or other resources to support stewardship efforts.
I will take steps to see that my home, lawn, vehicle, workplace and everyday lifestyle are as fish-friendly as I can make them by reducing my water, energy, material and chemical footprint.
I will encourage others to take on this ethic and will connect others with the outdoors to grow the stewardship community.
I choose to serve as a role model in protecting what remains and recovering what’s been lost of our wild and natural places.
I am a steward.