As a proud member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, US Senator John McCain believes that Congress must promote and protect the rights of hunters and anglers.
When it comes to outdoor recreation, Arizona is a paradise. Treasured destinations like the Grand Canyon can’t be experienced anywhere else in the world. In the summer, the pine forests of northern and eastern Arizona offer some of the finest campsites and fishing holes in the nation, and the mild desert winters treat hikers to truly spectacular vistas. Senator McCain believes that it is imperative to preserve Arizona’s lands and our nation’s sporting and outdoor recreation heritage. This promotes conservation and allows lands to be maintained and accessible for future generations of sportsmen.
Arizona benefits immensely from sporting and outdoor recreation activities and Senator McCain has supported several bills to help protect and progress hunting, angling, and the many other activities that America’s sportsmen enjoy. Senator McCain was the recipient of the Federal Advocate of the Year award from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission in 2015. He voted for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and voted for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act that was introduced in the 114th Congress. He has also ardently spoken out against the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed Monument in Arizona, which would potentially restrict 1.7 million acres from being used for public recreation, including hunting, trail use, and the right for individuals to use firearms.
Senator McCain has always enjoyed sports and outdoor activities and is looking forward to continuing to work with fellow enthusiasts in Congress to encourage the American sportsmen’s heritage.
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Which of these considered changes do you believe would have the most positive impact on management of the recreational red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico?Vote Here
- Granting full management authority (stock assessments, management of both commercial and recreational sectors, etc.) to the five Gulf states. (28.00%)
- Extending the states’ current 9-mile management jurisdictions to 25 miles. (20.00%)
- Permanently allow each state to manage its recreational sector allocation out to 200 nautical miles. (24.00%)
- Use of more appropriate management models, such as rate of harvest, rather than the commercial hard-poundage quota system currently in place. (24.00%)
- Inclusion of additional, non-federal data in stock assessments. (4.00%)