Wednesday, October 31

Iowa Sportsmen Not All About 2nd Amendment

From the National Wildlife Federation:

Three-quarters of Iowa sportsmen say we have a strong moral responsibility to act now to curb the worst effects of global warming and protect our children's future. That's according to a new statewide poll of hunters and anglers released today by the National Wildlife Federation. It also shows that of the sportsmen who say they'll vote in January's caucuses, just nine percent have decided who they'll support.

"Despite a majority calling themselves conservative politically, Iowa sportsmen know climate change is not an issue of left or right, it's a matter of right or wrong," said Joe Wilkinson, lifelong Iowa sportsman and Iowa Wildlife Federation president. "Sportsmen believe global warming is the top conservation issue facing Iowa. Any presidential candidate that comes through Iowa needs to know global warming is at the front of sportsmen's minds."

Among the highlights:
- 69% believe global warming is currently occurring
Three-quarters (75%) agree the United States should be a world leader in addressing global warming
- An amazing six out of seven (84%) agree we can improve the environment and strengthen the economy by investing in renewable energy technologies that create jobs while reducing global warming
- 66% of hunters and anglers say conservation is just as important, if not more important, to them as gun rights issues

Complete poll results are available at or

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