Hunters and anglers working together to preserve fish and game habitats and hunting and fishing opportunities on our public lands in Alaska.

Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska

March 16, 2016 Newsletter

Hope that your winter is coming to a good close. Spring is just around the corner. In this edition of the SAA news, you’ll find updates on Bristol Bay/Pebble Mine (and the presidential candidates?), and the Transboundary mining threat, as well as some general tidbits and videos about enjoying the wonders of the Great Land. You can always see a comprehensive collection of news items on the Latest News page.

IT’s BACK! Return of the SAA Online Fundraising Auction

Thanks to the generosity of many solid partners, SAA’s online fundraising auction has returned to eBay. See all the live listings and bid things up! Gear…artwork…fishing trips. Great deals for a great cause. Items currently available from G. Loomis, Sage, Nautilus, Vortex, Bob White, Josh Udesen, Derek DeYoung, Painter Creek Lodge, and the Alagnak Lodge. More items to come, so keep checking back.


Bristol Bay: Sporting Interests ask Presidential Candidates “Where do you stand?”

The reality is a decision from the federal government on whether or not Bristol Bay will be protected from the proposed Pebble Mine will be inherited by the next occupant of the White House. The sport hunting and angling community has fought for Bristol Bay for nearly 10 years, and will not let up until the job is finished.

Save Bristol Bay

Transboundary Mining Threat

Salmon Beynd Borders

A commercial fishing group leader from Southeast Alaska wrote an opinion editorial in the Juneau Empire, urging Alaskans and their leaders to call on Secretary of State John Kerry to engage the government of Canada over risks to salmon-producing rivers in Southeast from mining development in British Columbia.

Click here to visit Salmon Beyond Borders.

Miscellaneous Fun Items

Other Ways to Support SAA and the Fight for Fishing and Hunting in Alaska

SAA is grateful for the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Your donations allow SAA to continue to work on efforts to protect prime fishing and hunting habitats in the Last Frontier for the benefit of current and future sportsmen and women. Make your donations online at the secure online donation page; all amounts are accepted and appreciated – SAA is a lean, mean, one-man operation but it takes funding to do this work.

(If you have any questions on how to donate, email

Do You Shop Online? Doesn’t Nearly Everyone These Days?
Two Ways to Help Alaska Conservation – Easy and Free!!!

SAA’s parent organization – the Alaska Conservation Foundation – is now an official recipient organization of Amazon Donations.

It’s super easy to make a donation and doesn’t cost you a thing!

Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your total purchases to ACF.


Sign up for a free account!
Your favorite cause (SAA!) will earn $5. It’s free and easy.


There is no obligation to make any purchases, but you can shop at over 900 online merchants and a percentage of the sale will be donated to SAA.

Thanks for caring about Alaska conservation. Your support and actions will ensure a future for Alaska’s fish and game and for coming generations of sportsmen and women to enjoy them.


Scott Hed
Director – Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska

Scott Hed
With Dallas Safari Club’s Wyatt A. (r)

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