In the states, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation States Program Team works with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual sportsmen’s caucuses that make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and governors who are part of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.
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Active management, as opposed to passive management, employs the use of silvicultural… Read More
Poaching stands as one of the greatest threats to both the social acceptance of hunting and… Read More
Dogs play a critical role in the sporting community. One important role, blood tracking, is… Read More
Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the regulatory ability… Read More
The first residential hunting licenses were introduced in 1895 and were considered widely… Read More
North America’s approach to wildlife management is unique to the world, as wildlife –… Read More
In 1989, international trade of ivory was outlawed by the Convention on International Trade… Read More
Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game animals,… Read More
One of the tools that the White House and Congress use to conserve our country’s rich… Read More
Classified as a nuisance species in many states and not native to the Americas, feral swine… Read More
Your opinion counts
Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)Vote Here
- Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (24.75%)
- Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.85%)
- The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (1.98%)
- A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (33.66%)
- The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.97%)
- Other (1.98%)
- I do not support the take of wolves (19.80%)