May 4, 2018

House Committee to Hold Markup on Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund

This Tuesday, May 8, at 10:15am ET, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup on the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act (H.R. 2591).

This bill was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA) in 2017. It amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to provide further financial and technical assistance to state fish and wildlife agencies by allowing them to use those funds for recruitment and retention of sportsmen and women and hunter education programs. In November 2017, twenty-eight wildlife conservation organizations, including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, sent a letter in support of this legislation to the Committee.

Tune in to watch the markup live:

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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