View from a safe distance.

  • Use binoculars, spotting scopes and viewing blinds for a close look
  • Be quiet and move slowly
  • Avoid nests and dens
  • Do not take or touch young wildlife
  • Learn animal alarm behaviors. Know when you are getting too close.
  • Safeguard the health of wildlife and yourself.
  • Don't take chances.
Resist the urge to offer handouts.
  • Do not feed animals in the wild
  • Reserve feeding wildlife to backyard birds
Photograph responsibility.
  • Use telephoto lens from blind or car
  • Never chase, herd or flush wildlife
  • Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints
  • Photograph wildlife as part of the natural environment
  • Identify photos of captured wildlife
Be Considerate.
  • Ask to enter private lands.
  • Obey rules, regulations, restrictions
  • Wait your turn to view
  • Leave pets at home or in the car
  • Stay on designated roads and trails
Be a mentor.
  • Help others to become responsible wildlife watchers
  • Share your knowledge and skills
  • Repeort unethical/illegal activities to local Wildlife Agency or property owner.

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