Poll Question

What is the biggest barrier preventing you from hunting more often? 

  • Prohibitive costs (e.g. equipment, licenses, hunting lease, etc.) (29.41%)
  • Limited access to places to hunt (private or public) (41.18%)
  • Restrictive policies (e.g. Sunday hunting, discharge distance, firearms or ammunition limitations, no crossbows, etc.) (17.65%)
  • Lack of time (5.88%)
  • Family or other personal obligations. (5.88%)

A key component of the American System of Conservation Funding, the Pittman- Robertson Act directs excise taxes on firearms, ammo, and archery equipment to wildlife conservation. Since its inception in 1937 the Act has generated more than $12 billion towards conservation. However, there has been a loss of 5 million hunters in the past decade. One proposed solution to help fund conservation is to dedicate lottery proceeds for conservation purposes. Would you support this effort in your state?

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