Conservation is vital to the future of hunting. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” A prerequisite to mounted hunting with hounds is a love for the outdoors and nature. Masters and hunt staff gain a deep connection and understanding of their hunting countries. Field members choose to venture beyond the riding arena and immerse themselves in the enjoyment of the outdoors.
Members of the MFHA have actively conserved 1.5 million acres of land, preserving habitat and biodiversity across North America. Each year, the MFHA recognizes their efforts with two awards, the MFHA Foundation Hunting Habitat Conservation award and the District Conservation Award.
“Without hunting, there would be no conservation. Without conservation, there would be no wildlife.”