Issues by Topic: Hunting/Conservation

April 8, 2005

Divided We Fall

Anti-hunters love nothing more that to see hunters fighting amongst themselves, fragmenting both their ranks and their political clout. Only unity can defeat a common enemy out to put an end to all hunting.

March 31, 2005

Hunting Lands Protected in Arkansas

After solid support from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Legislature, Governor Mike Huckabee signed SB 1080, the No-Net-Loss of public hunting lands bill.

March 29, 2005

Anti-hunting Extremists Attempt to End Dove Hunting in Michigan

  NRA Urges Voters to Protect Sportsmen’s Rights   (Fairfax, VA) – Anti-hunting extremists, led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), submitted signatures to place an...

March 18, 2005

Who`s Bankrolling The Enemy

The anti-hunting capital of the world is located at 2100 L St., NW in Washington, D.C. There, under the shadow of the Capitol Dome, is the national headquarters of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a multinational conglomerate with 10 regional offices in the U.S.

March 15, 2005

Nelson County Blues

This past Election Day, citizens in Louisiana and Montana voted for amendments to their respective constitutions making hunting a protected practice. Thus, these states joined the growing ranks of other states--14 in all--that have bestowed constitutional protection upon this fundamental heritage.

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.

January 27, 2005

OWAA Loyalty to Sierra Club Forces NRA to Withdraw Support

NRA will join large numbers of former OWAA members leaving to support stronger pro-hunting groups     (LAS VEGAS, NV) – The National Rifle Association has been forced to withdraw...

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.

January 5, 2005

NRA Names New Federal and State Legislative Hunting Affairs Liaison

(Fairfax, VA) -- The National Rifle Association, the nation’s oldest sportsmen’s organization, has named Dawson R. Hobbs as Manager of Hunting Policy.  Mr. Hobbs will serve as the principal...

October 22, 2004

President Bush Opening More Inroads For Hunters

FREE HUNTER NEWS WASHINGTON Hail To The Chief! President Bush Opening More Inroads For Hunters The Bush Administration has announced plans to open new hunting and fishing programs...

October 22, 2004

President Bush Opening More Inroads For Hunters

The Bush Administration has announced plans to open new hunting and fishing programs on 10 national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Carolina and South Dakota as part of its annual Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations.

October 14, 2004

NRA Urges Voters to Support Louisiana`s Freedom to Hunt, Fish and Trap Amendment

FAIRFAX, VA -- Following a national trend to uphold the heritage of America’s outdoorsmen and women, Louisiana citizens will face a vote on a constitutional amendment recognizing every...

July 30, 2004

Hunting Heritage Protected in Illinois

FAIRFAX, VA -- With solid support from the National Rifle Association (NRA), Illinois has enacted the Hunting Heritage Protection Act into law, safeguarding the state’s public hunting...

July 28, 2004

Chris Cox's Political Report--Sen. John Edwards

John Edwards' four years in the Senate are characterized primarily by poor attendance, but the votes he has cast are far closer to the Massachusetts liberal benchmark set by John Kerry than to views held by North Carolina voters.

July 21, 2004

Delaware Ranges Safe From Arbitrary Lawsuits

FAIRFAX, VA – Today, Delaware gun owners and sportsmen won a critical fight to protect firearm shooting ranges in their home state.  Governor Ruth Ann Minner signed House Bill 164,...

June 28, 2004

One on One with Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton

Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton met recently with NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox to discuss sportsmen`s issues and the Bush Administration`s policy for wildlife management and conservation.

June 18, 2004

Governor Granholm Signs Michigan Dove Hunting Bill

FAIRFAX, VA-- With strong support from gun owners and sportsmen across Michigan, today Governor Jennifer Granholm signed legislation (HB 5029) legalizing dove hunting for the first...

June 8, 2004

Michigan Dove Hunting Legislation Headed to Governor

FAIRFAX, VA-- On Tuesday, the Michigan House of Representatives concurred with the Senate to legalize dove hunting for the first time in state history.  The National Rifle Association...

June 8, 2004

NRA Applauds Passage of Louisiana`s Freedom to Hunt, Fish and Trap Amendment

FAIRFAX, VA -- In a nationwide trend to uphold the heritage of America`s outdoorsmen and women, the Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment recognizing...

May 26, 2004

Wheel Man For Disabled Hunters

When President Bush appointed Graham Hill to the National Council on Disability, he picked a man who knows firsthand how the rewards of hunting can help disabled folks lead a better life.

May 20, 2004

Minnesota Governor Signs Dove Hunting Law: NRA Urges Michigan to Follow

FAIRFAX, VA--With overwhelming support from the legislature and the people of Minnesota, Governor Tim Pawlenty signed legislation establishing a dove hunting season for the first time...

May 12, 2004

Victory for NRA and Hunters: Minnesota Reinstates Dove Hunting After 57-year Ban

FAIRFAX, VA-- In an historic vote, law-abiding sportsmen and women will enjoy a dove hunting season in Minnesota for this first time since 1946. Despite efforts from anti-hunting groups...

March 31, 2004

Legislature Approves Dove Hunting in Michigan

FAIRFAX, VA-- In an historic victory, the National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that the Michigan Senate voted 22-15 to establish the first dove hunting season in state...

March 2, 2004

NRA-ILA Hunting Fact Card

Important facts regarding hunting and conservation.

February 5, 2004

Bear Hunting Returns To Maryland

(Fairfax, VA)-- For the first time in 50 years, sportsmen will have the opportunity to hunt black bears in Maryland. On behalf of America`s 17 million hunters, NRA applauds the announcement...

December 16, 2003

President Bush Meets With NRA To Discuss Sportsmen's Issues

On Friday December 12, President George W. Bush invited the NRA, along with 20 other sportsmen's organizations, to the White House to discuss issues of concern to hunters and sportsmen....

November 4, 2003

Michigan House Passes Legislation Establishing Dove Season

FAIRFAX, VA-- This afternoon, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 64 to 44 in favor of establishing the first dove hunting season in state history. HB 5029 adds the mourning...

October 5, 2001

Wildlife Management Legislation

History of conservation and wildlife management legislation in the United States.

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.

December 24, 2000

Betrayal Of Trust, Parts I and II

Since 1937, sportsmen have paid taxes on firearms and ammunition, trusting their dollars would go to the states to buy land, manage wildlife, train hunters, and build ranges. A congressional investigation found the trust fund had been misused by the Clinton-Gore Administration, which even tried to fund a group working to ban hunting.

April 26, 2000

Letter To NRA Members Concerning The Pittman-Robertson Trust Fund

Response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

February 9, 2000

My One Vote Doesn`t Matter

As a hunter you are not just one vote. As hunters, we are millions of votes, says NRA-ILA Executive Director, James Jay Baker.

January 3, 2000

To Save Hunting In The 21st Century

By NRA-ILA Executive Director James Jay Baker.

December 21, 1999

Statement For The Record

NRA`s Position on S. 25 (H.R. 701 now H.R. 3245) 1999-12-21

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.