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Sportsman's Paradise

"In Louisiana – the Sportsman's Paradise – we share a deep respect and appreciation for the abundant natural resources in our state.  Outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, and camping, are not just favorite past times of Louisiana residents, they are also economic drivers for the state bringing hundreds of thousands of out of state visitors each year."

Enjoyment of the outdoors is deeply rooted in Louisiana’s history and culture, and it should come as no surprise that hunters and anglers from around the nation travel to Louisiana every year to access to some of our most treasured natural resources. There are an estimated 900,000 hunters and recreational anglers in the state of Louisiana who contribute over $1.67 billion to our economy. Besides being a favorite past time of many people in Louisiana, the Sportsman’s industry is a major economic driver for the state, supporting almost 24,000 jobs and providing over $165 million annually in local and state taxes.


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March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H.R. 1691, the Second Amendment Protection Act, which affirms the right to bear arms and strengthens protections for law-abiding gun owners.
The bill would make gun sales an essential service, enable firearm sales across state lines, strengthen protections for members of the U.S. Armed Services, protect concealed carry gun owners, support states with Constitutional Carry, and create gun safety tax credits.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Louisiana congressional delegation introduced today a bill to reauthorize the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (NHA) for 15 years. Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) joined U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves, Mike Johnson, and Steve Scalise in introducing the legislation. 

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, which impose new restrictions on firearm purchases and infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, which impose new restrictions on firearm purchases.

“Both pieces of gun-control legislation being pushed by my Democratic colleagues this week represent a direct assault on the Second Amendment. These bills do nothing to prevent criminal acts of violence. They are federal government power grabs that punish and restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. This is an absolute infringement on the Second Amendment.”

September 12, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Migratory Bird Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, will award $9,928,536 in conservation funding to the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

This grant will support conservation efforts for wetland habitats and waterfowl populations while supporting local economies and recreational traditions such as hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The wetlands also provide flood control benefits and mitigate coastal erosion.

August 2, 2017 In The News

Louisiana senators and representatives have introduced companion legislation in Congress that would give states management authority of red snapper out to 25 miles or 25 fathoms, whichever is greater, off their coastlines. Currently, states control red snapper out to nine nautical miles.