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Michigan passes sportsmen-friendly legislation

In the weeks leading up to the 2013 summer break, the Michigan state legislature was hard at work passing bills that will benefit sportsmen and Ducks Unlimited.

Sportsmen, legislators discuss priorities at summit

Ducks Unlimited joined state legislators and other leaders on sportsmen’s issues at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s 9th annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit in late November.

Newly elected lawmakers talk sportsmen’s issues

This month, the Waterfowl Advocate interviewed three newly elected lawmakers about the legislative issues they see affecting sportsmen in the upcoming Congress.

Media Advisory: Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups to discuss conservation in Transportation Bill

Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups will discuss land and water conservation and gulf restoration in the Transportation Bill during a press teleconference scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. (CDT).

Ducks Unlimited joins other conservation, sportsmen's groups in support of Sodsaver

In a letter submitted this week, hunting and fishing and conservation groups urged House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK) and ranking member Collin Peterson (MN) to adopt the Farm Bill's Sodsaver provision to promote "responsible stewardship of agricultural land and direct program benefits to acreage that is most suited for crop production."

Unprecedented Pro-sportsmen Legislation Passed

The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation issued a release announcing the passage of the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089), which passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 274 to 146 in the House of Representatives on April 17.

Georgia Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol

Things got a little wild at the Georgia capitol during the 10th annual Sportsmen's and Coastal Day at the Capitol on Feb. 8. Sportsmen's and coastal conservation groups from around the state gathered for a chance to meet with and thank legislators who have supported hunting, fishing and conservation issues, and to educate lawmakers about the contributions outdoor recreation makes to Georgia's economy and culture.

DU protects sportsmen's tax dollars to restore habitat in New York

DU signed a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting the governor take steps to ensure New York remains eligible to receive federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Restoration Funds.

Department of Interior Announces Four New Conservation Areas

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited both Capitol Hill and the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida last week to celebrate the establishment of four new conservation areas and wildlife refuges.

Sportsmen must speak up to make the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area a reality

DU is pleased with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent decision to formally establish the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. However, if this jewel for America's wildlife is to be protected, sportsmen will need to tell Congress of its significance.

Sportsmen's community gathers at AWCP Annual Summit

DU and partners discuss America's hunting heritage

As Budget Talks Continue, the Future Remains Uncertain for Waterfowl

Two upcoming meetings will be key to the impact of the future of NAWCA

DU and NWF take Sportsmen to Meet with Nation's Leaders

Sportsmen have been calling for coastal marshlands and wetlands to be restored since last year's oil spill, and to pay for the restoration efforts properly funded by ensuring penalties paid by BP under the Clean Water Act be directed back to the Gulf Coast region. However, these calls so far have gone unanswered.

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