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American System of Conservation Funding

For over 80 years, sportsmen have played an integral and unique role in providing the vast majority of conservation funding in the United States through a “user-pays public-benefits” structure in which those who consumptively use the… Read More


Airbow and airgun legality for hunting use varies by state. Where some limit airgun use based on minimum calibers, velocities and ammunition grain weights based on the game species, other states do not mention airguns at all, leaving… Read More

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling, as well as the immense conservation and economic contributions made over time by the original conservationists – sportsmen and women – who… Read More

Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation

Participation in recreational fishing has plateaued since its peak in the late 1980’s. While the number of anglers in the United States has stagnated, the proportion of Americans who regularly fish has steadily declined. It is imperative… Read More

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing / Animal Rights Groups

Animal rights groups, such as the Humane Society of the United States, PETA, and many others, are widely known to adamantly oppose all hunting and angling and to proactively pursue ways to diminish the ability of sportsmen and women to… Read More

Animal Rights Intrusion into Public Institutions

Misinformation on our hunting and angling traditions directed to impressionable students can have wide and long-lasting repercussions, especially as these students grow up to be voters, legislators, attorneys and public officials. On the… Read More

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

North America’s approach to wildlife management is unique to the world, as wildlife – primarily in the United States and Canada – are managed as public trust resources for the benefit of all citizens. The Model holds that sound science… Read More



Wild horse and burro letter South Atlantic red snapper comments Jeff Crane testimony on HR 3668 AWCP letter on HR 3668   Outdoor Infrastructure Package letter to Trump Sportsmen's Package letter to 115th Congress Wildfire Funding and… Read More

News & Events

Nebraska: A Look into the Cornhusker State’s 2020 Session

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator The 2020 legislative session in Nebraska’s unicameral legislature has seen many pieces of legislation that would impact sportsmen and women, and the Congressional Sportsmen’s… Read More

Connecticut: Caucus Gathers for First Meeting of 2020

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator On January 8, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered in Hartford for the first meeting of the year, serving as an opportunity to discuss Caucus infrastructure, upcoming… Read More

Your opinion counts

In the past year ammunition sales have surged for a variety of reasons. As a result, many ammunition retailers have struggled to keep up with the demand and prices have increased dramatically for some of the more popular rounds. Has this affected your ability to enjoy hunting and recreational shooting activities?

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