In fact, for most of the 20th century, sportsmen were the intellectual, financial, and political forces behind what was the greatest environmental success story in history. Groups like the Izaak Walton League, the Boone and Crockett ub, Trout Unlimited, and Ducks Unlimited set out the idea that fish, wildlife, and wild places were part of the public trust and were to be protected by the government. Their arguments for landmark environmental laws were based not just on the logic that healthy habitat would produce more fish and game for sportsmen but also on the importance of untrammeled spaces to the quality of life for all Americans. And they convinced sportsmen-environmentalists to provide the funding that got the job done. In those years you couldn't call yourself a true sportsman without also being an environmentalist. But by the 1980s, calling yourself an environmentalist at many a hunting and fishing camp was like saying you were a member of PETA or Gun Control Inc. And by the 1990s it had become politically incorrect within the sporting community to use the word environmentalist at all. Hunters and anglers were told they were "conservationists"-and that there was a big difference between the two terms. How did this happen?