The Big Rock Advocacy blog keeps you informed about legislation and other issues that could affect the outdoor industry. Each article is written by Conservation Foundation President Gary Zurn and also appears in our bi-monthly Sporting Retailer magazine. 

 

A longtime advocacy leader, Zurn has served on the American Sportfishing Association’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Government Affairs Saltwater Committee.

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Advocacy PACs Need Your Support

What is a PAC? The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) PAC and the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSF) PAC are organizations that financially support the Congressional election campaigns of individuals who help protect our rights to hunt and fish. These PACs are bipartisan, and base their contributions on the voting records of Senators, Congressmen

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By Any Name, It’s a Good Bill

The SHARE Act, more commonly known as The Sportsmen’s Act reincarnated, is currently in the House of Representatives as HR Bill 3668. After several attempts under a different bill name and number, it failed to pass. Now, the SHARE Act is back with a vengeance and this time it stands a very good

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Public-Private Efforts Can Strengthen Outdoor Recreation

In July, President Trump proclaimed it “Made in America Week.” While that might not sound very important, it was an opportunity for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to promote the administration’s goal of strengthening “America’s tradition of outdoor recreation on public lands.”   During “Made in America Week,” the Department of the

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Committed to Advocacy

For more than 20 years, Big Rock Sports has led the fight to protect hunting, shooting sports and recreational fishing across North America. As Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, I am involved with several advocacy organizations, including the NC Sound Economy Coalition and the Board of Directors for the National Association of

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State of Advocacy

When you think of “State of the Industry,” you immediately think of a Visioning Statement or even a comprehensive plan. For the fishing industry, the Center for Coastal Conservation (CCC), in collaboration with other marine industry partners, recently published A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for a New

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