On March 22, 64 members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) signed on to a bipartisan letter addressed to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), supporting the nationwide delisting of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The letter, signed by 59 Members of the House of Representatives and 13 Members of the U.S. Senate, is an effort to turn wolf management back over to the state wildlife authorities.
Several members of the CSC and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) have been actively involved in the effort to turn wolf management back over to the state wildlife authorities. The USFWS has deemed several populations of the gray wolf to be sufficiently recovered and has turned their management back over to the states already.
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?