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Boone and Crockett Club Welcomes House Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Boone and Crockett Club welcomed today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 2773). The legislation would provide dedicated funding for state fish and wildlife agencies and tribal nations to proactively address the needs of the species of greatest conservation need within their state. Following is a statement by Tony A. Schoonen, chief executive officer of the Boone and Crockett Club.

“The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is a critical piece of legislation that will provide substantial new funds for state and tribal fish and wildlife conservation efforts and has long been a priority for the hunting conservation committee. The Boone and Crockett Club has been at the forefront of wildlife policy for over 130 years and RAWA is an important investment in the future of conservation. We appreciate the vote today by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass this piece of legislation and look forward to working with the Senate to ensure passage of their companion bill this year.”

More About the Boone and Crockett Club

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Click here to learn more about the Boone and Crockett Club.