114 Hunting and Fishing Businesses Call for Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Industry leaders send letter to Congress in advance of September 30 deadline
Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Hunting outfitters, fishing guides, taxidermists, publishers, and gear manufacturers from more than 100 outdoor industry businesses in 23 U.S. states have sent a letter to House and Senate leadership asking for the speedy reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire on September 30.
The fund has been instrumental in improving habitat and providing public access for hunting and fishing across America for 50 years. The letter urges Congress to continue to allow the fund—which is supported by off-shore gas royalties, not taxpayer dollars—to provide quality places for Americans to hunt and fish, thereby helping to grow an outdoor recreation economy that currently provides millions of jobs and drives $646 billion into local communities each year.
“It is up to those of us who care deeply about these resources, and depend on them for our businesses, to demand that Congress reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation …read more