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The hunter and conservation

Updated: September 18, 2008, 3:20 PM ET
Courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

It has been more than a century since America's first environmentalists — hunters and outdoorsmen — established the conservation tradition in our nation. These early environmentalists warned the population growth and industrial development that offered prosperity for our nation also created serious threats to the future of our wildlife resources.

And around 50 years ago, these environmentalists fought for the laws and regulations that created a new system of wildlife management ...

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