Ask Congress to Vote for Hunters and Anglers!
While many may bemoan the partisan gridlock that has dominated the current session of Congress, during the post-election "lame duck" session Senators and Representatives will have the chance to support a bipartisan package of bills benefiting hunters and anglers - "The Sportsmen's Act of 2012."
The Act - actually a combination of numerous smaller stand-alone bills that were previously proposed - includes measures to strengthen hunting, fishing and recreational access; to support habitat conservation; and to reauthorize many key funding programs that benefit sportsmen. For anglers some of the key pieces of this package include a provision dedicating 1.5% of Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars to strengthening hunting and fishing access to public lands; the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act establishing a grant program to protect and improve fish habitat by improving water quality and quantity; and reauthorization of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program.
For a complete listing of the bills that are included in the Sportsmen's Act - along with brief descriptions of each - click here.
You can help by encouraging your Representative, along with Senators Bennet and Udall, to support the Sportsmen's Act during the lame duck session.