In Episode 44 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the start of National Shooting Sports Month, the critical role firearms play in this country, and how August serves as the perfect opportunity to teach people real gun safety and handling. 

National Shooting Sports Month context
How excise taxes collected on firearms go back to and pay most of conservation funding (i.e. habitat conservation and wildlife restoration efforts)
First Department of Interior declaration in support of the occasion (2017)
Last year’s White House proclamation in support of National Shooting Sports Month. 


  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at