Words by Nick Pinizotto: President and CEO of the National Deer Association (NDA)
The original conservationists were hunters. Without the leadership and vision of sportsmen like Theodore Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, William T. Hornaday, and Aldo Leopold, we would have lost many of North America’s most quintessential species. Hunting was the catalyst for their passion for wildlife, motivating their critical action to protect our natural heritage.
In 1937, the passage of the Pittman-Robertson Act, which taxed guns and ammunition used by hunters, created one of the first significant conservation funding streams. Since then, sportsmen have continued to support conservation by purchasing hunting licenses, buying duck stamps, and joining organizations like the NDA.
First Lite’s Camo for Conservation Initiative continues this proud legacy. Every time you purchase products featuring their Specter camouflage, a portion of the sale is donated to NDA. Formed by combining the strengths of…