September 19, 2014

AFFTA Praises Secretary of Interior Nomination

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2/6/2013 Benjamin Bulis ben@affta.com (406) 522-1556 Statement from Benjamin Bulis, president, American Fly Fishing Trade Association: “We applaud the nomination of outdoor recreation industry leader, Sally Jewell. She is an excellent choice who understands the critical formula of healthy habitat creating recreational opportunity that drives economic activity. She has been a strong advocate for the […]

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Need Our Support: Spread the Word

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This summer I had the opportunity to see first hand the efforts being made in Yellowstone National Park to help save the native cutthroat trout from an illegally introduced predator — Lake Trout — and the cause is one I’d love for more people to not only be aware of, but to stand behind and […]

America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Highlights Conservation, Recreation Successes

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12/04/2012 Contact: (CEQ) Taryn Tuss (202) 456-6998 (DOI) Blake Androff (202) 208-6416 (USDA) Courtney Rowe (202) 720-4623 (EPA) press@epa.gov (DOA) Moira Kelly (703) 614-3992 WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today released a report detailing key successes of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO), including advancing local conservation priorities, expanding access to lands and waters for […]

Why Are Sportsmen Concerned about the “Border Bill?”

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From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers’ Backcountry Blog The following is an update to a May 2012 post on pending legislation known as “The Border Bill” Despite concerns expressed by sportsmen in videos,articles and forums, the U.S. House of Representatives this summer passed legislation sponsored by Representative Bob Bishop, R-Utah, that gives sweeping control of national forests, national parks […]

National Sportsman’s Group Hails Congressional Progress on RESTORE Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, 225.253.9781, guidrye@nwf.org National Sportsman’s Group Hails Congressional Progress on RESTORE Act Legislation will dedicate $5 to $21 billion to Gulf Coast restoration (Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2012) Today, the coalition of more than 700 national state and local hunting and fishing organizations and businesses that is Vanishing […]

New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry

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MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Bulis American Fly Fishing Trade Association Phone 406.580.6887 Ben@AFFTA.com New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry Highlights the significance of this often overlooked sector as a pillar of the U.S. economy Bozeman, Mont., June 21, 2012 – The Outdoor Industry Association’s new report, The Outdoor Recreation Economy, shines a spotlight on the […]

More than Play Money

More than Play Money: New Report Finds Annual Spending on Outdoor Recreation Reaches $646 Billion, Employs 6.1 Million CEOs call for policymakers to act to promote the “well-kept secret” of the American economy FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Avery Stonich Outdoor Industry Association Phone 303.327.3511 astonich@outdoorindustry.org WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2012 – A report released today by Outdoor […]

Field & Stream Recognizes Retired Iron Worker as Conservation Hero

Nashville, TN— Retired Local 361 Iron Worker and longtime Union Sportsmen’s Alliance member John Sferazo was profiled for his extraordinary contributions to conservation in the June 2012 issue of Field & Stream—the world’s leading outdoor magazine. Since suffering physical and emotional trauma as a Ground Zero volunteer on 9/11, Sferazo has worked to provide free […]

Guest post for bloggers: Sportsmen Descend on DC to Save Bristol Bay

The following is a guest post available to all outdoor bloggers who have an interest in the Pebble Mine/Bristol Bay issue. Please feel free to you use it on your blog.   Sportsmen fly to DC to tell president and congress to say no to Pebble Mine Starting Monday, April 16, more than 30 sportsmen […]

Guest Post for Outdoor Blogs

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Attention Outdoor bloggers: Chris Schustrom, president of the Flathead Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Bruce Farling, executive director of Montana Trout Unlimited, have written an opinion piece they’re circulating to bloggers all over the country. Flathead Lake, once Montana’s most popular lake fishery, thanks to its massive kokanee salmon runs, and its native west […]