Backcountry Hunters & Anglers- Poll: Western Voters Support Sage Grouse Conservation

by Joe Evans | August 14, 2017
A new poll released today by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sage grouse conservation plans by voters in Western counties with valuable sage grouse habitat.
A new poll released today by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sage grouse conservation plans by voters in Western counties with valuable sage grouse habitat.

Conducted by Harper Polling in counties in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho, all key sage grouse states, more than half of voters – including 56 percent of hunters and sportsmen – said they support the conservation plans that are in place to protect the sagebrush landscape.
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“A majority of voters of all parties and various other key demographics favor the plans,” said Harper Polling President Brock McCleary, who previously was polling director of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “This includes members of the military and people who hold fishing or hunting licenses. Voters across all states in the sample favor the plans.”
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Harper Polling