Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation works to educate the public on the vital role sportsmen play in wildlife conservation. This is accomplished through programs such as the Trailblazer Adventure Program that introduces youth and their families to an outdoor lifestyle. Through a series of one day events, participants get hands-on experience in shooting guns and bows, fishing, trapping and many other conservation activities. Since its inception in 2001, more than 1.7 million youth and their families have participated in nearly 900 Trailblazer events held in all 50 states.
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation's Sportsmen’s Legal Defense Fund was established to represent sportsmen in lawsuits that affect our outdoor heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping. Made up of some of the country’s most experienced wildlife and environmental lawyers, the Fund ensures that the sportsmen’s voice is heard above the rhetoric of the anti-hunting lobby. It’s precedent-setting victories include protecting the ability of professional wildlife managers to control wolf populations in the Great Lakes region, protecting access to public land in all 50 states, and making hunting a priority use on the 100 million acre plus National Wildlife Refuge System.
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation continually monitors bills, laws, and rules concerning hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting across America. Most recently, the Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation Government Affairs staff has focused on current regulations, restrictions and barriers to recruitment and retention in all 50 states. This research is key to the Families Afield program, a cooperative effort of Sportsmen's Alliance, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the National Wild Turkey Federation, which reduces barriers to first time hunters entering the field. Along with the National Rifle Association and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Families Afield legislation has been passed in 35 states resulting in more than 1.2 million new hunters joining our ranks.