Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies on the First Ever Economic Impact Report of Hunting and Shooting Sports in America by Legislative District
Feb 23, 2022, 9:11 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the first ever economic analysis of how America’s hunters and sport shooters contribute to national and state economies for all 50 states and their legislative districts. This report was released last week by the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, and showcases recreational hunters and sport shooters contributed $149 billion to the national economy, supported nearly 970,000 jobs and created over $45 billion in wages and income in 2020.
The Association Applauds Confirmation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director
Feb 21, 2022, 7:15 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies enthusiastically commends the Senate for confirming the nomination of Martha Williams, who will serve as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). On February 17, 2022, the Senate confirmed the former Director of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, by voice vote.
The Association Commends the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Over $1.5 Billion in Support of State Wildlife Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
Feb 14, 2022, 11:21 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is excited to see over $1.5 Billion in annual funding available through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. The WSFR program works with states, insular areas and the District of Columbia to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.