As a proud member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, US Senator John McCain believes that Congress must promote and protect the rights of hunters and anglers.
When it comes to outdoor recreation, Arizona is a paradise. Treasured destinations like the Grand Canyon can’t be experienced anywhere else in the world. In the summer, the pine forests of northern and eastern Arizona offer some of the finest campsites and fishing holes in the nation, and the mild desert winters treat hikers to truly spectacular vistas. Senator McCain believes that it is imperative to preserve Arizona’s lands and our nation’s sporting and outdoor recreation heritage. This promotes conservation and allows lands to be maintained and accessible for future generations of sportsmen.
Arizona benefits immensely from sporting and outdoor recreation activities and Senator McCain has supported several bills to help protect and progress hunting, angling, and the many other activities that America’s sportsmen enjoy. Senator McCain was the recipient of the Federal Advocate of the Year award from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission in 2015. He voted for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and voted for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act that was introduced in the 114th Congress. He has also ardently spoken out against the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed Monument in Arizona, which would potentially restrict 1.7 million acres from being used for public recreation, including hunting, trail use, and the right for individuals to use firearms.
Senator McCain has always enjoyed sports and outdoor activities and is looking forward to continuing to work with fellow enthusiasts in Congress to encourage the American sportsmen’s heritage.
Your opinion counts
What do you support as a means to either complement or enhance the funding state fish and wildlife agencies receive through the American System of Conservation Funding? (To learn more about the options below, visit CSF's issue briefs)Vote Here
- Increase the price of hunting and fishing licenses, tags, permits or stamps (8.97%)
- Create new species-specific stamps (e.g. trout stamp) (3.85%)
- Implement a conservation stamp for non-consumptive users (e.g. hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, etc.) that use state-owned lands (30.77%)
- Adopt a Conservation Sales Tax at the state level on all taxable goods, with the funds allocated for conservation projects (15.38%)
- Adopt a Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Goods (a state-level tax on outdoor goods similar to the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs) (23.08%)
- The creation of non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for state wildlife agencies (17.95%)