Remington, the iconic maker of firearms, ammunition and accessories, has stepped up as part of the Boone and Crockett Club's "Trailblazers in Conservation" initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
If sporting lifestyles - and the conservation successes long funded through hunting - are to thrive in the future, then today's sportsmen must find a way to balance climate change, increased energy development, unmitigated urban sprawl, wildlife disease outbreaks, conflicting policies and a host of other challenges.
Through Trailblazers in Conservation, Remington is sponsoring the Club's work for better scientific wildlife management, balanced policies, hunter advocacy and broader public understanding of the applications and benefits of sustainable-use conservation.
"Hunters must have stronger representation in Washington D.C. today, because no one has ever been more effective than hunters at leading and funding conservation," said Marc Mondavi, vice president of communications for the Club.
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club and its members have been instrumental in many milestone conservation measures such as the Pittman-Robertson Act, Lacy Act, federal Duck Stamp program, National Wilderness Preserve Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Farm Bills from the 1930s to now, and many others.
Remington also has a long history of success. In 1816, young Eliphalet Remington II of Ilion Gulch, N.Y., entered a shooting match with a flintlock rifle he had built by hand on his father's forge. He only finished second, but his rifle was a hit. By the time he left the shooting match, Remington was taking orders and starting his own gun business. The company would become one of the most storied and iconic brands in American history.
"As America's first gun maker, we're proud to partner with America's first wildlife conservation organization," said George Kollitides, chief executive officer of Remington Outdoor Company and a Boone and Crockett Club regular member. "We are spearheading Boone and Crockett's 'Trailblazers in Conservation' initiative to ensure the future of wildlife, our sporting traditions and the outdoor lifestyle we cherish."
Remington joins Boyt Harness Co., Buck Knives, Swarovski Optik, Bass Pro Shops, Nosler, Smith & Wesson and Hornady as partners in Trailblazers in Conservation.
Learn more about the Trailblazers in Conservation corporate sponsorship program by contacting Boone and Crockett at (406) 542-1888, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.