LANDER — Sportsmen and women who have wandered the vast sagebrush expanses of Wyoming looking for grouse know, there’s nothing like the feeling of coming upon a covey greater-sage grouse during hunting season.
Home to over 50 percent of the world’s population, there is no place like Wyoming to find these sage grouse in their naturally connected landscapes.
Thousands of upland hunters take to the sagebrush annually in Wyoming, but conserving critical habitat is crucial for the future of sage grouse hunting.
“If you don’t protect something, there won’t be anything to hunt,” says CZ-USA’s Bobby Holík. Bobby is an avid outdoorsman and former NHL player with two Stanley Cups, who joined Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) ambassador Sam Stein and the storytellers at Project Upland for the film, Worth Protecting.
The film shows the crossroads of hunting and conservation, enjoying the recreational value of a species, as well as the necessity for protecting them.
These birds are an identity of Wyoming.-Wyoming Wildlife Federation Ambassador, Sam Stein
The beautiful storytelling and cinematography found in Worth Protecting are sure to inspire anyone to walk the sagebrush for grouse and ensure those habitats remain for future generations to do the same.
Thanks to CZ-USA and Project Upland for making this film possible.
The film was shot in parts of Sweetwater County.
Watch the Worth Protecting Film above or here.