Important Legislation for Sportsmen Needs Your Support!

The Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance is urging hunters and anglers across the country to voice their support for important legislation being considered in the nation’s capital. Senators Kay Hagan and Lisa Murkowski’s Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 (S. 2363) is scheduled to reach the floor of the Senate next week immediately after the Independence Day recess. This critical legislation is comprised of several pro-sportsmen bills supported by the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance that will help maintain and support American hunting and fishing traditions for decades to come.

This package of the pro-sportsmen bills include the following important conservation measures:
-Guarantee that a percentage of Land and Water Conservation Fund spending would go towards improving sportsmen’s access to public lands.
-Allow proceeds from the sale of some federal public lands to be directed towards critical conservation priorities on other public lands.
-Protect and restore important wetlands by funding grants that incentivize conservation partnerships.

The package also includes the following pro-sportsmen regulatory reforms:
-Allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue electronic federal duck stamps.
-Protect traditional hunting ammunition and fishing tackle.
-Allow states to use Pittman-Robertson funds to establish public shooting ranges.
-Clarify the right of Americans to practice hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on public lands.

Individually, these bills represent important stand-alone pieces of sportsmen-friendly legislation. Together, they are part of a total sportsmen’s package that will help maintain our hunting and angling traditions for generations to come. These bills will increase access to public lands, provide more opportunities for recreational shooting, and fund important wildlife conservation programs.

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 needs the support of the hunting and angling community in order to be passed in the U.S. Senate! Time is running out before the August recess and the Senate will move on this bill this week. Contact both of your senators and ask them to pass S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014.

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