Conservation PracticesA decade ago we decided to make a strong commitment to adopting solid conservation practices and encouraging our guests to voluntarily use fishing techniques that would support conservation.
As a result of these beliefs and practices and continued great ideas and support from our guests, fishing has never been better! We now have strong confidence that future generations will have great fishing experiences.
At Howey Bay Resort we provide free Conservation fishing licenses to encourage fewer fish being taken home, we encourage guests to release the larger fish and eat the smaller fish, and we encourage guests to utilize effective techniques for fishing and handling fish.
At our fly-in outposts, with the exception of one lake, guests can eat fish and other fish must remain in the lake. No fish can be taken home which results in the larger fish being thrown back to reproduce and further improve the fishery. Many of our guests voluntarily use barbless hooks, are very careful when handling fish and don’t even measure larger fish. A quick picture and back in the water is the rule for many people!
Our guests, Ministry of Natural Resources biologists, and ourselves are continuously working together to refine existing practices and develop knowledge and mechanisms to ensure that the fishery keeps improving. We feel everyone is on the right track and we are proud of what has been accomplished. However, we realize that all users of the resource must continue to look for new knowledge and techniques to not only sustain but to improve that which we have.
We have developed a wide range of conservation practices in respect to hunting moose and bear. These range from limiting the numbers of hunters on a yearly basis, being associated with hunters who are educated about hunting and the animal they are hunting and have developed the skill set to effectively harvest the animal, and establishing guidelines that are designed to not only sustain but to grow our resource of animals.