Several outdoors organizations, including B.A.S.S., sent a letter today to the nation's leaders, asking that they recognize the importance and value of conservation programs in the upcoming budget negotiations.
B.A.S.S. was among several outdoor organizations that petitioned Washington to exempt Sport Fish Restoration funds from sequestration.
A group of outdoor organizations, including B.A.S.S., banded together to encourage President Obama to make funding of conservation programs a priority in the federal budget and to protect fish and wildlife habitats as part of his environmental policy.
Two major bass fishing conservation issues -- access and lead bans -- are on the table in the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012. B.A.S.S. and 39 other outdoors organizations have signed on in support of it.
B.A.S.S. and others support a newly introduced bill in Congress that, if passed, will restore access on North Carolina's Cape Hatteras.