Politics Hunting News

House Appropriations Bill Will Help Hunters Access Public Lands

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2013 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that includes $7.5 million to expand and enhance access for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands. Securing this funding has been a priority for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) along with partner organizations such as the Boone and Crockett Club, NRA, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and others.

NSSF Intervenes to Protect Traditional Ammunition

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has filed a motion to intervene in the frivolous lawsuit brought by the anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and six other organizations to force the Environmental Protection Age

Senate Passes Farm Bill; Sportsmen Urge House to Follow Suit

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and other leaders in the sportsman-conservation community commended the U.S.

As Deadline Passes, Constitutionality of Wolves’ Removal from Endangered Species List is Affirmed

While the fight is probably not totally over, on the morning of June 13 advocates of state-based wolf management and control awoke to a major victory.

“First Lady of Hunting” Receives American Veterans’ Highest Service Award

Brenda Valentine is a national champion archer, world-class hunter, conservation, T.V. host, author, and is often referred to as the “First Lady of Hunting.” Valentine has spent most of her life promoting hunting.

Now she can add another great honor to her achievements.

NSSF Urges Americans to Tell Senators to Vote Yes on the Sportsmen’s Act

NSSF urgently encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to immediately call their U.S. Senators and urge them to VOTE YES on the Sportsmen’s Act (Senate Amendment 2232).

How a Marijuana Grow Operation Opened Up 1,000 Acres for Hunting, Hiking and Habitat Conservation

The fields are ripe for hunting. Almost 1,000 acres of land in Tennessee used to cultivate marijuana plants for more than a decade were seized from two people running a million-dollar multi-state wholesale drug distribution ring and are now open for use by outdoorsmen and women of all pursuits.

Anti-Wolf Hunting Activists Plan to Disrupt Minnesota Lottery

The State of Minnesota recently announced that it will hold its first-ever wolf season. The early season would begin on November 3 and continue until the completion of deer season.

The late wolf season would coincide with bobcat season (November 24 through January 6) and is also open to trapping and snaring.

Local Indian Government Allows Poachers to be Shot on Sight

Criminals seeking to kill endangered and protected animals would be wise to stay away from the Maharashtra state in central-western India. The local government has decided to take extreme action to curb poaching with a controversial new policy – it’s announced that it will no longer be considered a crime to injure or kill suspected poachers.

California Senate Passes Anti-Hunting Bill

California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate today. The passage of SB 1221 by the senate casts a dark cloud over the future of all hunting and wildlife management in California. Senate Bill 1221 passed with a vote of 22 to 15 in favor.