Sportsmen's Act Stalls In Senate

USSA, Bear Hunting Magazine

Although the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 was expected to pass the Senate on Monday, the bill has since stalled because some senators decided it violated previously made budget agreements.

Among other provisions, the bill would have allowed the Department of the Interior to implement a $10 increase to the federal duck stamp at its discretion, increasing the price from $15 to $25. The price jump would raise an estimated $132 million to $140 million in new spending for the next 10 years.

Sportsmen’s groups are working overtime to resurrect the bill and get it passed.

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