2017 National Sportsmen’s Survey- 87% do not want cuts to conservation programsLeave a Comment
Major policy decisions are being made right now that will affect the future of hunting and fishing. To learn how America’s 40 million hunters and anglers perceive these issues, the TRCP teamed up with Public Opinion Strategies, one of the nation’s leading public opinion research firms, in May 2017 to conduct a national poll. Here’s what sportsmen told us:
- 97% agree that protecting and conserving public lands for future generations is important
- 4 out of 5 respondents support Clean Water Act protections for smaller headwater streams and wetlands;
- 87% of hunters and anglers do not want to see cuts to conservation programs;
- 82% of sportsmen support the BLM’s plans for conserving greater sage-grouse habitat, and
- 75% support providing financial incentives for farmers and ranchers to conserve land for habitat and clean water through Farm Bill conservation programs.
- 71% of Republican sportsmen support conservation on private lands through Farm Bill programs, as reported in this survey.