National Hunting & Shooting Sports Action Plan

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National Hunting & Shooting Sports Action Plan

Participation in hunting and, until recently, the shooting sports has been steadily declining since the 1980s.1 The decline in these activities, which sustain a multi-billion-dollar industry and provide the primary financial support for state-level wildlife conservation in the U.S., poses an ever-increasing threat to wildlife conservation. Early in the 20th century, sportsmen and -women, as well as conservation leaders recognized the critical need for a significant and sustainable source of funding for wildlife management. The revenue generated through the sale of licenses and sporting arms equipment has provided the foundation for the most successful model of wildlife conservation in the world.