USFWS Director Offers Thanks to Recreational Shooters

Aurelia Skipwith praises shooters’ contributions during National Shooting Sports Month.

by posted on August 24, 2020
Skipwith In Shootingblind

In 2017 President Trump proclaimed August National Shooting Sports Month, officially designating the important role that target shooting plays in conservation and the overall U.S. economy. Now Aurelia Skipwith, appointed Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in December 2019, has authored an op-ed for NRA’s Hunter’s Leadership Forum, saying “thank you” to recreational shooters during National Sport Shooting Month, as they provide hundreds of millions of dollars annually that goes directly to wildlife restoration programs and hunter education. “No matter if it’s plinking cans with a .22 or busting clays with a shotgun, target shooting is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors,” she says. Read the full article here

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