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Great American Outdoors Act

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest wildlife conservation group in the U.S., today praised the Senate’s passage of the “Great American Outdoors Act.” The bipartisan bill introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (CO), Senator Steve Daines (MT), and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) fully...
The Boone and Crockett Club today thanked members of Congress for negotiating a final spending bill for federal agencies that includes a commitment to funding recreational access projects. The bill affirms the intent of the Great American Outdoors Act that was signed into law in early August. The GAOA committed to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and significant funding for deferred maintenance backlogs on federal lands.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) continues to gain momentum in Congress after a recent announcement by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) member and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) that the Senate will soon take up GAOA, likely next week. Earlier today, a...
Washington D.C. —On June 8th, the Senate took a monumental step toward passing the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, by voting to proceed to final consideration of the...
The Boone and Crockett Club lauded President Trump’s signing of the Great American Outdoors Act today as a tremendous boon to conservation and maintenance of our nation’s federal public lands. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where almost three-quarters of members in both chambers voted for the legislation. The Great American Outdoors Act provides full and permanent funding of $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and also provides $9.5 billion funding over five years for federal land management agencies to tackle their deferred maintenance backlogs.
Today the Director of Big Game Records for Boone and Crockett Club, Justin Spring, attended the Great American Outdoors Act Celebration at the Roosevelt Arch, which spans the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This is the very spot where Roosevelt gave a speech in 1903. Justin spoke on behalf of Club President, Timothy C. Brady. Here's what he had to say...

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