August 10, 2013
The Alabama Wildlife Federation is honoring a Birmingham attorney and gun rights leader as its conservationist of the year. The organization recently presented the honor to James W. Porter II, who made news earlier this year when he became president of the National Rifle Association.
July 31, 2013
For decades, the closest most people got to a gun suppressor – those metal cylinders that reduce a gun’s bang – was seeing one on a movie screen in the hands of an assassin or gangster.But sweeping gun legislation has made suppressors, also known as silencers, legal for hunting in North Carolina. Law enforcement authorities are now trying to figure out how to shape polices to implement the new law.
March 28, 2012
The National Rifle Association's effort to preserve hunting and fishing for future generations has moved forward into Idaho and Nebraska. Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendments will be on the ballot in Idaho, Nebraska and Kentucky this November. The Kentucky Legislature passed an Amendment last year.
January 30, 2012
Sunday's status as a day of rest, in the secular sense, ended when the repeal of blue laws transformed the day into one more for business, work and pleasure. And when our hectic lives demanded one more day to get the week's work done.But a relic of a bygone era remains enshrined in Virginia law. It's time for it to go.The state's ban on Sunday hunting, even on private land, is an arbitrary and unnecessary restriction. A bill approved by the Senate last week would finally end it for those who hunt on land they own or have permission to be on.
January 30, 2012
The scimitar horned oryx . . . the addax . . . the dama gazelle three elegant desert antelope that you'd hope to see on a journey through Africa, except that their numbers are dwindling there. Which is why Lara Logan went to Texas yes, Texas. There, on large grassland ranches, some exotic species that are endangered in the wild have been brought back in large numbers. But there's a catch: a percentage of the herd is hunted every year by hunters who pay big money for a big catch. The ranchers say this limited "culling" gives them the money they need to care for the animals and conserve the species.
January 24, 2012
On Wednesday morning, the Regulations Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is planning to propose an amendment that would allow suppressors on firearms while hunting game.
December 13, 2011
It's that time of year again when things are going to start moving and shaking at the General Assembly in Richmond. That means it's time for us to talk about the Sunday Hunting Ban...
December 5, 2011
It is an issue with no eminent resolution, but one that has certainly garnered plenty of attention, especially as we hit the midway point of Pennsylvania's annual two week deer season.
November 30, 2011
Proponents of Sunday hunting said the move would be an economic boon. A recent state funded study estimated that Sunday hunting would generate $804 million in annual spending, and help...
November 29, 2011
As tradition demanded, Monday was an unofficial holiday for Pennsylvania hunters, who by the hundreds of thousands took to the woods clad in fluorescent orange for the first day of...
November 28, 2011
Pennsylvania is one of six states, all in the East, in which hunting on Sunday is banned (hunting foxes, coyotes and crows on Sundays is permitted in Pennsylvania). Sunday hunting has...
November 21, 2011
Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management Secretary Bob Abbey asking them to revise a draft policy that...
November 21, 2011
Virginia is one of a handful of states that still prohibits hunting on Sunday.
Virginia State Director of the U.S. Humane Society Laura Donahue wants the century old law to remain...
November 18, 2011
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA 10) today offered his bill, H.R. 1444 as an amendment to H.R. 2834, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act during...
November 14, 2011
Under a new proposal, a hunter chosen by the livestock owner would be allowed to kill wolves year round if Wildlife Services and the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department determine...
November 10, 2011
Concealed carry wasn't the only notable firearm law passed this year in Wisconsin.
Senate Bill 228, which attracted much less attention but has much more to do with hunting than any...
November 7, 2011
The state House of Representatives is debating House Bill 1760, which would remove the prohibition against Sunday hunting and allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to decide when and...
November 3, 2011
Smaller fees for new hunters are a step closer to reality this morning.
The state Assembly has passed sweeping legislation to create steep discounts for first-time license applicants.
October 31, 2011
Perhaps lost among hot-button issues such as taxing gas pulled from the Marcellus Shale and vouchers for public schools is a matter that generates as much if not more controversy for...
October 28, 2011
The sponsor of a bill to permit hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania said Thursday its fate is uncertain because of staunch opposition from the state Farm Bureau.
House Game and Fisheries...
October 27, 2011
A bill designed to boost participation in hunting and fishing in Wisconsin by offering steep discounts to first time license applicants has passed the Legislature's budget committee.Read...
October 21, 2011
On the eve of big game hunting season in Montana, Senator Jon Tester is pushing to improve voluntary access to land for Montana's hunters and anglers.
Tester this week introduced an...
October 20, 2011
Pennsylvania could generate up to $804 million in economic activity by allowing Sunday hunting, according to a bipartisan legislative study released Wednesday.
The Legislative Budget...
October 13, 2011
Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced H.R. 3142, The Wild Game Donation Act. This bill would make hunters who donate meat to food based charities eligible for a tax deduction...
October 3, 2011
Women who want to take Hunter Education and prefer learning in the company of other women can take advantage of a special Women only Hunter Education Course offered by the New Hampshire...
September 23, 2011
This Saturday marks the 39th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, which celebrates all things outdoors, including fish, wildlife and the conservation thereof.
September 19, 2011
It's a question of fairness.
That's what supporters of a move to legalize Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania -- banned since 1873 -- said at a gathering of the state House of Representatives'...
September 9, 2011
Sunday hunting is about opportunity. A significant number of hunters, including many farmers, work six days a week. An extra day on the weekend would provide valuable time for working...
August 29, 2011
State Rep. John Evans, a Crawford County Republican, has sponsored legislation that would remove the ban and allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to include Sundays in hunting seasons,...
August 23, 2011
A decision by a panel of Iowa lawmakers last week allowing lead ammunition for the upcoming dove hunting season is the latest salvo in a national battle over whether hunters should...
August 9, 2011
Sunday was once a quieter day.
There was no youth soccer playing, no department store shopping, restaurant dining or alcohol buying.
All that has changed.
Now kids play sports from...
July 25, 2011
Blaze orange and camouflage soon could qualify as Sunday's finest in Pennsylvania.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. John Evans would give the Pennsylvania Game Commission authority to...
July 21, 2011
Children under 10 would be allowed to hunt some types of game in Michigan as long as they're with an adult mentor through legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.Read Original...
July 13, 2011
The proposed Mentored Youth Hunting Program is outlined in Senate Bill 207, sponsored by state Sen. Joe Hune, R Hamburg Township, and House Bill 4371, both of which await Gov. Rick...
July 11, 2011
After the first couple of attempts failed to pan out, state Rep. Edward Staback, D 115, Archbald is behind another bill that could open game hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania.Read...
July 1, 2011
Summer is officially here and on Saturday, we'll be half way through the year 2011. No wonder as we age, we get older quicker.
Since we're within a couple months of hunting season,...
June 30, 2011
If the Pennsylvania Game Commission has its way, hunters will be entering the woods and fields on Sundays.
At its regular meeting Tuesday, board member Jay Delaney of Wilkes Barre introduced...
June 20, 2011
Once again the notion of Sunday hunting is being discussed across the state. The restrictions for hunting on Sunday are among the last survivors of the old Blue Laws.
Most blue laws...
June 14, 2011
At their June 7, 2011 meeting, the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed a resolution supporting Sunday hunting in Virginia. For years the Board has maintained a neutral stance...