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National Shooting Sports Foundation Calls Illinois Ruling a 'Victory' for Second Amendment

The Illinois Supreme Court today reversed a trial court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Cook County's so-called "assault weapons" ordinance banning certain commonly owned and widely used semi-automatic firearms, including modern sporting rifles -- a decision the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, called a victory for the Second Amendment.

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Congressional Wolf Delisting

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the constitutionality of Congress’ removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation applauded the decision.
Attorneys representing RMEF and other conservation groups had presented oral arguments supporting the Congressional action, wolf delisting and science-based, state-regulated management and control of wolf populations.

USDA and Interior Announce Wildlife Conservation Efforts to Support Local Economies and Preserve Farm and Ranch Traditions

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced a new $33 million partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to use innovative approaches to restore and protect the habitats for wildlife, including seven at-risk species and other vulnerable game species.

Wildlife Are Not Pets: A Number of Reasons Exist for Arizona's Laws

There’s no denying the fact that wildlife might appear to make for a nice pet, especially the youngsters one might believe can be domesticated.

“There’s no such thing,” said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman. “Yes, wild animals may sometimes appear comfortable around people and some have been taught tricks, but they are never domesticated.”

NSSF Launches Voter Education Website and #gunvote

The votes of target shooters, hunters and gun owners can make a huge impact in the 2012 election. To assist eligible voters with registering and with evaluating candidates' positions on Second Amendment issues, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched GunVote, a voter education website at nssf.org/gunvote.

Kansas Proposed Amendment Could Change Senior License Exemption Bill

Proposal addresses seniors’ concerns while helping agency

Earlier this year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) asked the Kansas Legislature to consider eliminating the hunting and fishing license exemptions for persons 65 years of age and older. A bill to remove the exemptions was introduced into the Kansas Senate as SB 314, and was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held hearings on the bill on February 17 and March 1.

Nebraska Commissioners Will Consider Big Game Recommendations March 9

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider staff recommendations for 2012 big game regulations when they meet March 9. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at Game and Parks’ Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St.

There will be a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. for big game recommendations, which will include a new 126-day River Antlerless deer season that targets 1,800 miles of river corridor.

NSSF Urges Congress to Pass Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Protection Bills

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will vote today to forward a historic package of legislation to Congress that includes a number of legislative priorities of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.

U.S. and Russia Pledge to Work Together for Wildlife Conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the completion of a work plan for cooperation on wildlife conservation activities with the Russian Federation through 2012. The work plan will guide bilateral conservation efforts throughout the year.

Maryland DNR Welcomes Public Input On Hunting And Trapping Proposals

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold two public meetings to gather public input on the proposed hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and select migratory game birds for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service reevaluates these hunting and trapping regulations every two years.