February 26, 2015

American Wildlife Conservation Partners and FishNet Members Support Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

On February 26, 44 members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) and FishNet organizations, sent a letter of support for the recently introduced Bipartisan Sportsmen’s’ Act (S. 405) to the U.S. Senate.

Introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Martin Heinrich (NM) along with CSC Co-Chairs Senators Jim Risch (ID) and Joe Manchin III (WV) and Vice Chairs Deb Fischer (NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND), S.405 is a bipartisan package of pro-sportsmen’s legislation that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting, angling and conservation heritage. The letter encouraged Senators to become cosponsors of the bill and urged the Senate to pass the legislation during the first half of the 114th Congress.

AWCP and FishNet are made up of the nation’s leading sportsmen’s and other conservation organizations, and represent millions of hunters, anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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