SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE MEETS WITH SCI FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Washington, DC – [MAY 20, 2020] – Following last week’s interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin recently met “virtually” with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on a wide-ranging variety of topics critical to sportsmen and women. The series leads up to SCI’s “Virtual” Advocacy Week, June 2-4. This exclusive-for-SCI-members week of… Continue reading SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE MEETS WITH SCI FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding

Fish, Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation and Local Communities Benefit from Excise Tax Revenues WASHINGTON – America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year that support state conservation programs. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the disbursement of these funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and… Continue reading Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding

Boone and Crockett Club Welcomes Efforts to Modernize the Endangered Species Act

MISSOULA, Mont. (August 12, 2019) – According to the Boone and Crockett Club, one of the most significant pieces of legislation in the history of wildlife conservation, now almost 50 years old, is undergoing much-needed steps toward modernization to improve efficiency. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, today signed new Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules that increase… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club Welcomes Efforts to Modernize the Endangered Species Act

An Interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

“[F]or the Rifle, Colorado native, hunting and fishing are in his blood. He credits his grandpa for hooking him on fly fishing at an early age. From there, he was soon drawn to shooting sports and hunting. … For the 53rd Interior Secretary, he wants to bring together different stakeholders to advance a collaborative approach… Continue reading An Interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

BHA Supports Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges

Interior Secretary Bernhardt proposes increased opportunities for sportsmen and women on 74 refuges, 15 fish hatcheries MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers commended Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s proposal to expand public hunting and fishing access at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries, totaling 1.4 million acres of public lands and waters. “Our… Continue reading BHA Supports Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges

Boone and Crockett Club; Looking Forward to Working With Secretary Bernhardt

MISSOULA, Mont. (April 16, 2019) – The Boone and Crockett Club has had a history of working closely with the Secretary of the Interior dating back to Secretary, and Club member, John W. Noble (1889-1893) who set aside the first forest reserves, which birthed the national forest system. Last week, the Senate confirmed David Bernhardt… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club; Looking Forward to Working With Secretary Bernhardt

NWTF applauds Bernhardt Confirmation

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation applauds the confirmation of David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, who previously served as acting secretary and deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior, was confirmed Thursday by a vote in the U.S. Senate. “The NWTF thanks the Senate for their prompt confirmation of David… Continue reading NWTF applauds Bernhardt Confirmation

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Praises Senate Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

April 11, 2019 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Senate confirmed David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior on a bipartisan vote of 56 – 41. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has strongly supported this confirmation process from the beginning, emphasizing to Senate leadership that Bernhardt has demonstrated his dedication to the sportsmen’s community. Senate Energy… Continue reading Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Praises Senate Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

Boone and Crockett Club; Bernhardt Right Choice for New Interior Secretary

MISSOULA, Mont. (February 5, 2019) – The Boone and Crockett Club supports President Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt to be the new Secretary of the Interior. “Having an avid sportsmen at the head of the Interior who understands wildlife and natural resource issues and management is a huge plus,” said Timothy C. Brady, president of the Boone… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club; Bernhardt Right Choice for New Interior Secretary

Trump Nominates Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to Lead Interior Department

February 4, 2019 (Washington, DC) – President Trump announced his nomination of Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to take over the Department officially. Bernhardt is an avid sportsman with experience managing fish and wildlife resources from both a federal and state level. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has worked closely with Bernhardt for more than… Continue reading Trump Nominates Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to Lead Interior Department