Economic Impact of Hunting and Shooting

The contribution to America’s economy from our country’s millions of hunters and shooters is much bigger than the average person probably would guess. According to summary data presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in its 2015-2016 Industry Reference Guide, the total economic impact of hunting and target shooting combined equates to $110 billion.   For perspective, if the 866,000 …

Blue Ribbon Panel Releases Recommendations for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature

By jon@djcase.com (Administrator) On May 2, at a press conference at the National Pres Club, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources released their recommendations on providing dedicated funding for conservation and to increase the relevancy of conservation to the public. The panel determined that dedicating $1.3 billion annually from revenues from energy and mineral …

Opening Remarks by Steve Williams at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

By jon@djcase.com (Administrator) Welcometo the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. WMI thanks you and all the conference partners, special session chairs and speakers, exhibitors, and state agency sponsors, who are critical to making this conference successful. I also offer special thanks to John Arway and Matt Hough for their welcome to Pennsylvania address. Source:: Wildlife Management Institute …

Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Inaugural Meeting

On November 24, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its inaugural meeting at the state capitol in Dover, Delaware. The bipartisan and bicameral Caucus is chaired by Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, and Representatives Jeff Spiegelman and William Carson. Over a dozen legislators attended the meeting to discuss the goals of the Caucus as well as potential legislative priorities …

Sportsmen’s Community Honors Conservation at Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Annual Banquet

On September 30, 65 U.S. House and Senate Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) and hundreds of leaders from the sportsmen’s community gathered in downtown Washington, DC for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) 26th Annual Banquet & Auction, “Honoring Sportsmen and Women: America’s True Conservationists.” Geared to celebrate pro-sportsmen policy successes led by the CSC over the last year, …