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The Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2014 helps create more opportunity like what is shown in this photo through conservation and access.

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Creates Conservation, Access and Opportunity

Formed by hunters and anglers who acknowledged the need to unite all wildlife and conservation interests, the National Wildlife Federation has been leading on critical issues that are a priority …

The Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico are the anchor of a new national monument. Photo by John Gale

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: Established From the Grassroots Up

People from all backgrounds and political leanings have really put the “public” in “public lands” in New Mexico. For more than a decade, ranchers, business owners, church and civic leaders, …

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What’s Good for the Grouse is Good for the Grandeur … and Big Game Hunting

Due to its decreased numbers and status as a warranted species for Endangered Species Act listing, the greater sage grouse is no longer a popular game species. Some Western states do …

Mitzi Jones captured these two male Gould's turkeys strutting in her backyard in the Huachuca Mountains of southeast Arizona.

Gobble, Strut and Wattle: We’re Talking Turkey

Most everyone is at least a little familiar with the wild turkey. The bird’s signature gobble is easily recognizable, and many people know the story of Ben Franklin pushing for …

South Park is one of the areas affected by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management's policy of not offering oil and gas leases while a master leasing plan is being written. (c)Colorado Wildlife Federation/Suzanne O'Neill. 201

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and …

Wedding Canyon, in Colorado National Monument. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Carolyn Malone.

Antiquities Act Attack Latest Affront to Sportsmen

Whether you are an avid angler, only go fishing occasionally, or have fished just a time or two, you likely remember the first fish you caught. I can’t remember the …

Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the world's largest sockeye salmon run. Michael Melford photo for the Renewable Resources Foundation

You Are Making a Difference for Wild Salmon and Wild Places

Salmon are amazing creatures. They are born in fresh water, migrate many miles to the ocean where they spend most of their life, and then return to the stream they …

Fishing is an excellent way for parents to connect with their children in nature. Photo by John Gale.

Go Fish: Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Going Fishing

What are your plans for National Wildlife Week? This year’s theme for the March 17-23 celebration of all things wild is “Wildlife and Water: From the mountains to the rivers …

Backcountry Public Lands - John W. Gale

A Tale of Two Sportsmen’s Bills

With Congress these days, it can seem like the best of times and the worst of times. After years of relatively little legislative success, members of both chambers and on …

A cub in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve McMorran.

Congress’s Week-Long War on Wildlife

The House of Representatives may only be a month in to the new Congressional session, but they’ve wasted no time in mounting a week-long attack on wildlife and wild lands.  …

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