Broad, Bipartisan Support for Protecting Hunting & Fishing Rights on Public Lands


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2014 - Today, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. This bipartisan package of bills seeks to protect hunting and fishing activities on public lands and protect the use of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle.

This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by the Republican and Democrat Chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Bob Latta of Ohio and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, and Caucus Vice-Chairs Rob Wittman of Virginia and Tim Walz of Minnesota. Additionally, this bipartisan legislation is supported by a broad coalition of 36 sportsmen organizations.

Supporters of H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act

American Sportfishing Association National Wild Turkey Federation
Archery Trade Association North American Grouse Partnership
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Pheasants Forever, Inc
Boone & Crockett Club Pope and Young Club
Bowhunting Preservation Alliance Quail Forever
Campfire Club of America Quality Deer Management Association
Catch-A-Dream Foundation Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Ruffed Grouse Society
Conservation Force Safari Club International
Dallas Safari Club Shimano American Corporation
Delta Waterfowl Foundation Texas Wildlife Association
Ducks Unlimited Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Izaak Walton League of America Tread Lightly!
Masters of Foxhounds Association United States Sportsmen’s Association
Mule Deer Foundation Whitetails Unlimited
National Rifle Association Wildlife Forever
National Shooting Sports Foundation Wildlife Management Institute
National Trappers Association Wildlife Mississippi

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