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National Wildlife Federation and Its State Affiliate, PennFuture, Release National Poll of Sportsmen/Sportswomen Ahead of November Elections

Telephone Press Conference

Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Call 1-800-524-3436, password 415037#

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- What influences sportsmen/women more – gun rights or conservation? When asked to choose between protecting public lands and prioritizing energy production, which do these conservative-leaning individuals choose? And how do they feel about the future of conservation in places like Penn’s woods as children spend more time indoors and the impacts of global warming change the places they hunt and fish?

A telephone press conference on Tuesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. hosted by the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliate, PennFuture, will discuss the results of a nationwide poll of 800 hunters and anglers conducted by Chesapeake Beach Consulting. But we’ll take you past the stats and allow you to hear from hunters and anglers like the ones polled who feel strongly about conservation in environments they know more intimately than most. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from fellow Pennsylvanians from various political viewpoints about what these results mean for candidates seeking the votes of hunters and anglers.

What: National Wildlife Federation’s national poll of sportsmen/women

Where: Dial 1-800-524-3436, password 415037#


  • George Jugovic Jr., president and CEO, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture);
  • Sukey Jamison, owner, Jamison Farm of Latrobe;
  • Ed Zygmunt, past board member, Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs;
  • Jodi Reese, environmental engineer-consultant from Harrisburg; and
  • Ed Perry, state representative, National Wildlife Federation


This national public opinion poll conducted among 800 self-identified hunters and anglers was conducted by Chesapeake Beach Consulting from August 27 through September 1, 2012 for the National Wildlife Federation. The sample for this survey was randomly drawn from a list of self-identified hunters and anglers. To qualify, a respondent must have indicated they were a hunter, an angler or both as well as a registered voter. All interviews were conducted by telephone, including 15% of the interviews by cell phone. The margin of error for this study is plus or minus 3.2% at the 95% confidence level.

Reporters should call 1-800-524-3436, password 415037# to participate. Space on the call is limited; please contact Elaine Labalme at 412-996-4112 or to reserve a spot.

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
Elaine Labalme, 412-996-4112
National Wildlife Federation
Ed Perry, 814-880-9593

Source: National Wildlife Federation