For Immediate Release

ACTION ALERT: Join QF in Supporting the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

Buffers and other continuous CRP practices are becoming more popular with producers in the current economy.

Act will promote conservation of upland habitat and increase access for recreational hunting

Washington, D.C. - September 21 -

Dear Quail Forever Supporter,

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever urges its members, upland hunters and sportsmen and women nationwide to call and leave a message for their Senators.

Tell them to support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) Dear Pheasants Forever Supporter,

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever urges its members, upland hunters and sportsmen and women nationwide to call and leave a message for their Senators.

Tell them to support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525)

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 represents 19 individual conservation titles, combined through bipartisan support, and is an incredibly important step for sportsmen and women throughout the United States as we fight for conservation on the American landscape. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 is directly applicable to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever supporters through its conservation of upland habitat and increased access for recreational hunting.

Some benefits of the Sportmen’s Act of 2012 include:

1. The continuation of critical habitat investment programs due to expire, including North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Partners for Fish and Wildlife, and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

2. Reauthorizes Federal Lands Transaction Facilitation Act, which uses “land for land” approach to improve access

3. Creates a 1.5 percent set aside from Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to specifically address access issues by purchasing in holdings in existing public lands and securing easements to access-restricted acreage

4. This bill allows the Secretary of Interior to reevaluate the price of the critical Duck Stamp every three years and permanently offer an electronic duck stamp, assuring the stamp price can adjust accordingly to match inflation

5. This bill will have no cost to taxpayers

When you contact your Senator, let them know that the Sportsmen’s Conservation Act of 2012, the habitat it will protect, hunting heritage it will further, and the outdoor spaces it will create are important to you and your family. Ask your Senator to:

1. Support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525)

2. Encourage other members of the Senate to follow suit and support America’s sportsmen and women

All Senate offices can be found here or directly through the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121. Thank you for standing up for America’s sportsmen and women!

Yours in conservation,

Dave Nomsen

Vice President of Government Affairs

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 represents 19 individual conservation titles, combined through bipartisan support, and is an incredibly important step for sportsmen and women throughout the United States as we fight for conservation on the American landscape. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 is directly applicable to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever supporters through its conservation of upland habitat and increased access for recreational hunting.

Some benefits of the Sportmen’s Act of 2012 include:

1. The continuation of critical habitat investment programs due to expire, including North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Partners for Fish and Wildlife, and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

2. Reauthorizes Federal Lands Transaction Facilitation Act, which uses “land for land” approach to improve access

3. Creates a 1.5 percent set aside from Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to specifically address access issues by purchasing in holdings in existing public lands and securing easements to access-restricted acreage

4. This bill allows the Secretary of Interior to reevaluate the price of the critical Duck Stamp every three years and permanently offer an electronic duck stamp, assuring the stamp price can adjust accordingly to match inflation

5. This bill will have no cost to taxpayers

When you contact your Senator, let them know that the Sportsmen’s Conservation Act of 2012, the habitat it will protect, hunting heritage it will further, and the outdoor spaces it will create are important to you and your family. Ask your Senator to:

1. Support the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525)

2. Encourage other members of the Senate to follow suit and support America’s sportsmen and women

All Senate offices can be found here or directly through the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121. Thank you for standing up for America’s sportsmen and women!

Yours in conservation,

Dave Nomsen Vice President of Government Affairs Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

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