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Conservation — Good Idea, Great Tradition

Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. The fact that game numbers across the board are at all-time highs is the direct result of these early conservationists efforts. The biggest threat to the future of conservation is a future without hunters and anglers to continue the tradition.

The Sportsmen’s Act Amendment makes public lands accessible to hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters.


Senate Bipartisan Reintroduction on Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 — NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan reintroduction of S.733, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 and the quick action to favorably report it out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Fisherman with largemouth bass


Let’s Go Fishing!

Cheaper Than Dirt! offers fishing rods, reels, lures, line, bobbers and more. If you are already looking to scoop up some ammunition or a new tactical vest, why not take your little tyke out and create a few memories together when you drop a line in the hopes of angling a lunker. Here’s how for free!

Picture shows two men holding fishing poles against an orange sunset.


30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 16: Fishing Basics

There is something calming and pleasantly rewarding about fishing, even on days I don’t catch anything. Fishing is a fun affair, regardless of your age. Beginning fishing does not require a lot of skill, nor do you have to invest in a bunch of expensive equipment to get started. However, you will need a rod, reel, line, tackle and bait. Before doing anything, though, first purchase a state fishing license and check your state’s regulations and laws regarding fishing on public lands. This quick start guide gives you the basics.