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Anti-Hunting Laws: A Slap in the Face to Conservation

By: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States and States Program Assistant “Why are people still hunting when they can just buy their meat from the grocery store?” Sadly, this type of question is being asked more and more as our… Read More

Hunting and Fishing are Key to Inclusive Outdoor Education

By: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager After a decade of serving on my local school board, I have developed a deep appreciation for the struggles facing school districts, especially those in smaller or rural communities. Between… Read More


By: Adam Rhoads, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Brad Rowse Policy Fellow Growing up as a proud Florida boy, opportunities to engage with wildlife and sportsmen’s activities were unlimited. Fishing snook in Tampa Bay; hunting hogs,… Read More

Opening the Way for New Hunters: Apprentice Hunting License

By: Mark Lance, Southeastern States Coordinator Growing up in Mississippi, I was blessed to have a family that had a passion for fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation. The night before opening day of hunting season was met with… Read More

Hunting with a Suppressor: The Greenhorn Edition

By: Joe Mullin, New Enlgand States Senior Coordinator Coming from New England, the ownership and use of firearm suppressors, which is standard operating procedure for many hunters and shooters in other parts of the country, often attracts… Read More

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

By: Chris Horton, Senior Director, Midwestern States and Fisheries Policy  Federal fisheries management is a complicated mess. The only people you might find disagreeing with that statement are environmental organizations whose funding… Read More

Investing in Iowa and the Future of Conservation Funding

By: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator “The key is diversification!” How many times have you heard financial advisors, either on television or in-person, make this statement? For some, the link between diversification and… Read More

A Yearly Tradition Born from a Coyote Contest

By: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program Administrator In the pre-dawn hours on a cold and snowy morning in February about a decade ago, I prepared my rifle and gear for a day afield. This was far from the… Read More

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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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