Observations & Key Findings:
Hunters and anglers tend to be conservative, Republican and Independent and they vote.
Anglers and hunters believe their access to quality places to fish and hunt has stayed the same over the past year.
Gun rights are important to these anglers and hunters, but conservation is viewed as equally important.
Hunters and anglers believe children not spending enough time outdoors is a problem.
This lack of outdoor time is viewed as a threat to the future of wildlife conservation in this country.
The sporting public strongly favors restoring clean water protections to waterways in this country.
This includes strong support for restoring Clean Water Act protections to wetlands and waterways.
BP should be held responsible for Gulf oil disaster clean-up.
And, fines levied should be used for fish and wild life habitat restoration and not infrastructure such as roads bridges ports and convention centers.
Public lands should be opened for access to hunters and anglers and consideration should be given to their needs prior to issuing oil and gas leases on public lands.
Anglers and hunters want the 1872 Mining Act updated with royalties used to clean-up abandoned mines.
Hunters and anglers believe that global warming is occurring .
Having a moral responsibility to confront global warming to protect our children’s future tests well.
Global warming is a serious threat to fish and wildlife and the U.S. should reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that threaten fish and wildlife habitat.
Strong agreement is shown to both improving the environment and strengthenin g the economy by investing in renewable resources.
The recent hot temperatures are a result of global warming.
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