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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