On April 22, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, along with 85 other conservation organizations, signed on to a letter in support of S. 368, the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2013 (FLTFA reauthorization). FLTFA is a common-sense lands tool that achieves economic and conservation goals. Through FLTFA’s “land for land” concept, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells lands identified for disposal, generating revenue for high-value federal conservation projects with willing sellers in the West. FLTFA has funded projects throughout the West to enhance wildlife conservation objectives, including increasing recreational access for hunting and fishing.
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?