For all the talk about the National Rifle Association as the key player in defeating gun control proposals in the Senate last week, the hunting and wildlife lobby also played a significant role. Safari Club International touts itself as a lobbying leader on Capitol Hill for hunters’ rights and wildlife conservation. Between 2011 and 2012, the group gave nearly $400,000 to congressional candidates, including $2,000 to Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and $1,000 to his counterpart, Sen. Mike Crapo. The Idaho pair was among 14 senators, and several Safari Club beneficiaries, who threatened a filibuster on gun control legislation pushed by President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats/Kip Hill, SR. More here.
Question: How would you describe the clout of the NRA and hunting lobby in Congress (in "Goldilocks & the Three Bears" terms -- too little, too much, just right)?