The term conservation can be unsettling to some. There tends to be a misunderstanding as to what conservation is and what it means to be a conservationist. Conservation does not mean giving up your right to hunt or fish. Conservation simply means the protection, preservation, or restoration of the natural environment and of wildlife. By preserving the forests, rivers, lakes, and wetlands there will always be a place for future hunters, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts to explore, love, and enjoy for generations.