4 in 5
Of sportsmen support Clean Water Act protections for smaller headwater streams and wetlands
Of sportsmen support the BLM’s plans for conserving greater sage-grouse habitat
support keeping the number and size of existing national monuments that have protected lands available for hunting and fishing
America’s public lands
No single issue is more galvanizing for voters who hunt and fish than our uniquely American public lands system, encompassing 640 million acres of national forests, parks, and wildlife refuges, and BLM lands that we think of as sportsmen’s country. Overwhelmingly, hunters and anglers told us that public lands are valuable contributors to the economy, that they should not be sold, and that adequate funding is needed to take care of public lands now and for future generations.
Safe way for animals to cross a highway
America’s outdoor infrastructure is just as critical to public safety and the economy as bridges and roads. 7 of 10 sportsmen from both sides of the aisle support an increase in funding for highway crossings and fences that help prevent vehicle collisions with wildlife. In total, 92% of hunters and anglers believe that public lands are positive economic drivers.
While Congress and the White House are currently debating future funding for key conservation programs and federal agencies, sportsmen have made one thing clear: cuts to federal conservation budgets simply won’t fly. 87% do not want to see cuts to conservation programs, and 4 in 5 republican sportsmen and women want fees from offshore drilling to pay for conservation and access to public lands.
want fees from offshore drilling to pay for conservation and access to public lands