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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Local TV ‘Investigation’ Misses the Mark


A local TV station in Iowa just released the results of its so-called “investigation” into the impact of traditional ammunition made with lead components on bald eagles.



Developing an Appreciation for Conservation Science (in Spite of Those Cute Bear Cubs)


There is no better way to appreciate conservation than seeing it in action in the field. Monitoring bears in Connecticut and elsewhere serves many purposes.



A Billion Reasons to Spread the Word on WSFR


On March 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that more than $1.1 billion will be available to state fish and wildlife agencies this year through the Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program.



Energy, Business and Conservation Leaders Call for $1.3 Billion Annual Investment for States


A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.



Key Information to Increase Hunter Participation


People with similar lifestyles, attitudes and interests consume similar types of goods and services and, by extension, typically live in neighborhoods populated by similar people.



Hints to Recruit and Retain New Hunters


You can categorize hunters as new, intermittent and regular. All are essential to sustaining hunting participation, which translates into conservation revenues, product sales and greater political strength.



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Continues Growth


Hunting Works For Maine officially launched in Augusta today, making it the 11th addition to the Hunting Works For America family.



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Continues Growth


NSSF is proud to announce that the Hunting Works For America footprint has grown again and now includes a state chapter in Maine.



New Poll Open for Misinterpretation


Extremist animal rights groups are sure to embrace a new Gallup poll as evidence that public opinion supports giving animals the same rights as people. As groups face a drop in individual contributions, such as a roughly 15 percent drop for the Humane Society of the United States from 2010-2013, they become more desperate for […]



State Wildlife Agencies Receive $1.1 Billion in Revenues Generated by Hunters, Shooters, Boaters and Anglers


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the distribution of $1.1 billion dollars to state game and fish agencies—money that was generated by hunters, target shooters and anglers.



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Oregon


Hunting Works For Oregon, our tenth state chapter, was formed with the hope that we can educate people and legislators about the importance of hunters and the money they spend.



INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting


Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



NSSF President Discusses Industry Priorities with Nation’s Wildlife Professionals


A summit meeting last week brought together professionals from state fish and game agencies and leaders of the firearms, ammunition, archery, and fishing and recreational boating industries–all of which pay excise taxes to support the American tradition of outdoor recreation. NSSF President Steve Sanetti urged the audience to keep on telling positive stories that affect […]



A Day to Celebrate Conservation


Today is Earth Day, a celebration of our planet’s natural resources, so let’s not forget the major role hunters and all other firearms purchasers play in funding protection for our country’s wildlife and wild lands. Since the establishment in 1937 of an excise tax under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (“Pittman-Robertson”), purchases of […]



NSSF President Delivers Speech to AFWA on Hunting


NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti last week gave a timely speech to the plenary session of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Conference in which he discussed challenges to hunting and cooperative efforts to overcome them, and also presented good news such as the nine percent increase in hunting participation from 2006 […]



Free Videos for Teachers on Firearm Safety and Conservation


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has emailed its annual offer to teachers to receive–free of charge–its Conservation and Firarms Safety Education DVDs. The campaign is off to a fast start, with nearly 3,000 orders received so far. NSSF believes all teachers and their students, whether in public, private or home schools, can benefit from the […]



‘Conservation/Wildlife’ is Theme of NSSF Facebook Photo Contest This Month


Ryan Ferry of Utah took the top prize for October in NSSF’s Facebook Photo Contest, which featured a “hunter orange” theme. His photo, Trail BLAZE’n, earned him a $50 gift card to Cabela’s and a copy of NSSF’s 50th Anniversary history book and commemorative coin. For November, we invite readers to “post a photo with […]



Free Videos for Schools


More than 4,000 of NSSF’s Firearm Safety and Conservation DVDs have been ordered by teachers and administrators since the offer was emailed last week. The DVDs each contain grades-specific videos appropriate for viewing by students in elementary school through high school. The safety videos help students to make good, safe decisions when encountering a firearm […]



‘Take a teen hunting, and we’ll all be better off’


A Newsday article about a youth spring turkey hunt on Long Island, N.Y., prompted a spirited debate in the letters-to-the-editor column. Under the heading of “Hunting is the wrong sport for teens” came charges that “with all the problems our nation has with teenage violence, drugs, drinking, bullying, etc., teaching [youth] to hunt is the […]



NSSF Launches Educational Ad Campaign on Capitol Hill to Coincide with Congressional Fly-In


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — is launching an educational advertising campaign reminding legislators of the industry’s economic impact on the nation’s economy and the pivotal role that excise taxes, paid by manufacturers, play in funding wildlife conservation throughout the United States. The launch will be […]