Some “Sportsmen” Groups Hide Big Green Agendas

GreenDecoys_ReportHere at CCF, we’re no stranger to catching activist groups hiding radical front agendas. Whether People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was actually providing grants to eco-terrorists and arsonists (when not killing shelter pets) or the “Humane Society” of the United States runs no pet shelters of its own and gives only one percent of its budget to local pet shelters, activist groups often have misleading names and imagery. We recently took note of a new set of agenda-obscuring activist groups: “Sportsmen” organizations that are funded by anti-energy and anti-development green radicals.

We call these groups the “Green Decoys,” and we’re debuting to help expose their true agendas. As our Senior Research Analyst writes in the Tampa Tribune:

Many of these organizations started out furthering an agenda that ensured hunters and anglers could continue their favorite pastime for generations to come. But more recently, many of these groups have been co-opted by wealthy grant-making bodies notorious for their support of anti-gun, radical environmentalist agendas, all the while purporting to represent the hunting and fishing community.

We researched five groups that we identified as Green Decoys. They are:

You can learn more about these organizations and the web of environmentalist funding that supports them at

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