NWTF celebrates SHARE Act committee approval

9/14/2017

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation was pleased to see the Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement or SHARE Act advance through the House Committee on Natural Resources yesterday in Washington.

“This is a win for the sportsmen and women of America and I am humbled to join with their voices to promote this common-sense legislation to advance their cause in Congress,” said bill sponsor Congressman Jeff Duncan.

The bill’s purpose is to provide for the preservation of sportsmen’s heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land. Titles within the Act range a breadth of topics sportsmen and women have long been concerned about. Titles include support of fishing protections; allocations for shooting ranges; Second Amendment issues on Federal Lands; open access to federal lands for hunting, fishing and shooting; bow, firearm and ammunition transportation; and the final delisting of gray wolves, to name a few.

“Supporting those who support our outdoor lifestyle is a part of who we are,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “We work every day to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt., and we are appreciative of those like-minded individuals who are searching for ways to help complete this mission. We look forward to this legislation hitting the House floor and will continue to advocate for its swift passage.”

Duncan, an avid sportsman, said it is imperative we teach the next generation safe firearm usage and to teach them to cherish our hunting traditions.

“Sportsmen are the foundation of the conservation movement in the United States, yet some radical organizations seek to limit access to this pastime by restricting the Second Amendment, as well as land and game management,” Duncan said. “It’s time to reform how we treat these lands in Congress. I encourage House leadership to bring this critical legislation to the floor for a vote on the House Floor.”

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.

For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698