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October 21, 2011

H.R. 2834, Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act

H.R. 2834, introduced by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) recognizes the rightful place of hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on Federal lands and supports Executive Order  13443 that directs all Federal agencies to facilitate the expansion and enhancement of hunting on our public lands.
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October 21, 2011

H.R. 991, Polar Bear Trophy Importation

H. R. 991, introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) would allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue import permits for polar bear trophies legally taken in Canada before the Secretary of the Interior changed the listing of all polar bears globally to the status of "threatened."
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October 21, 2011

H.R. 1581, the Wilderness Area and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011

H.R. 1581, the Wilderness Area and Roadless Area Release Act, sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), will make public hunting lands not suitable for wilderness designation available to millions of Americans that are unfairly closed out from them now.
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October 21, 2011

S. 901/ H.R. 1997, “Making Public Lands Public Access Act”

S. 901 and H.R. 1997, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), are designed to ensure that our public lands are truly that: open to the public and available for reasonable and responsible public use, including hunting.
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September 27, 2011

Providing Increased Access To Hunting Lands Through "Open Fields

Finding a place to hunt is one of the biggest concerns of hunters and NRA-ILA is actively working on multiple fronts to promote solutions to this growing problem. One such solution is called "Open Fields."
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September 26, 2011

S. 1249/H. R. 3065: Promoting Target Ranges

The expansion of America’s urban and suburban areas has crowded out many shooting areas and made it increasingly difficult to find a place to shoot. Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and James Risch (R-Idaho) have introduced S. 1249, a bill that would help remedy this problem by promoting the construction and maintenance of target ranges on public lands. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have introduced a companion bill, H. R. 3065.
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September 20, 2011

H.R. 1558 Protects Traditional Ammunition

In response to an August 2010 petition to the Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to ban traditional lead ammunition and fishing equipment, U.S. Representatives Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Mike Ross (D-Ark.), Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced H.R. 1558, the “Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act.” Companion legislation, S.838, has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.).
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January 11, 2011

No-Net-Loss: Ensuring Future Generations A Place To Hunt

If there is one thing that threatens the future of hunting more than any other, it is the challenge of finding a place to hunt. More and more hunting land is being lost, either through development or because of restrictive regulations that preclude its use. Concerned hunters working together with NRA-ILA have found a solution: protect our public hunting lands with No-Net-Loss laws.
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February 27, 2008

American Hunters And Shooters Association: The Ultimate In Political Camouflage

American Shooters and Hunters Association (AHSA) was created with the specific intent to provide political cover for anti-gun politicians by allowing them to claim support from a “sportsmen’s” group. AHSA would be more correctly called the “American Association for the Protection of Anti-Gun Politicians.” No gun owner or sportsman should fall prey to its carefully crafted lies and deceptions.
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June 15, 2007

Senators Conrad and Roberts, Rep`s. Pomeroy and Moran, Introduce "Open Fields Initiative" Bills

On May 24, 2007 Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), and Representatives Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.), introduced S. 1502 and H.R. 2473, the Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Act of 2007
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March 14, 2005

The Truth About Sunday Hunting: Why Hunters Shouldn`t Be Treated as Second-Class Citizens

In the early days of America, so-called blue laws restricted many activities on Sunday. In recent years, however, state governments have recognized that the people`s right to choose for themselves what they do, or don`t do, on Sunday is more consistent with America`s founding principals. Present day bans on Sunday hunting are the last holdouts of these blue laws, and hunters are questioning why they are being treated differently from their fellow citizens.
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January 6, 2005

Animal "Rights" Extremists Look To New Strategies

America`s sporting heritage is under attack by animal "rights" extremists who want to ban all hunting, trapping and fishing. Recently, two of the most rabid anti-hunting organizations merged. The Fund for Animals has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to form an anti hunting cabal with a budget of nearly $90 million.
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March 2, 2004

NRA-ILA Hunting Fact Card

Important facts regarding hunting and conservation.
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October 5, 2001

Wildlife Management Legislation

History of conservation and wildlife management legislation in the United States.
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August 28, 2001

Pittman-Robertson Act: Friend Of The Hunter & Hunted

Pittman-Robertson has been strongly supported by hunters and conservationists since its passage. Proper management of tax dollars paid by sportsmen is crucial to effective management of resources and protection of our hunting heritage.
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July 28, 1999

Animal Extremists In Their Own Words

T-Shirts being sold in conjunction with an "Earth Day" celebration in California read: "I kill hunters for fun and sport." In the U.S., animal extremists wage terror campaigns aimed at elevating animals to the same status as humans.
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