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The Irony of the Antis

I wish I could fully understand the mentality of our anti-hunting foes. Maybe I should have taken a few psychology classes in college so it would help me understand what, if anything is between their ears. Most of the time, their antics leave me just shaking my head. Take for instance the tale about the bowhunter in Connecticut, featured in a recent U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance “On Target” story.

Trapping and our Outdoor Heritage

As Benjamin Franklin said before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, "We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." This could certainly be the mantra for our oldest outdoor heritage – trapping.

USSA: Half Price Membership Offer

As an avid outdoorsman, you are well aware of the three major trends that could end our outdoor sports as we know it:

*Sportsmen Numbers are Shrinking – Hunters have experienced a 25% fall-off since 1981 and represent only 4.2% of the U.S. population. * Failing Public Support – If social trends continue, hunting could be extinct by 2050. *Animal Rights Movement – Their threat grows in power and influence raising nearly one-half billion dollars each year to outlaw various forms of hunting and fishing.

HR45 Gun Owners Watch Out!

In November, our lying president promised he was not going after our Second Amendment rights. This bill was introduced on Feb. 24. This bill will become public knowledge 30 days after it is voted into law. This is an amendment to the Internal Revenue Act of 1986. This means that the Finance Committee can pass this without the Senate voting on it at all.

Sportsmen Beware: HSUS Looking to Educate Future Anti’s

The world of Higher Education may never be the same. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) now has plans to educate the next generation of anti-hunting, animal rights activists.

PETA: The Revolution Lives…

PETA wants to “Start a Vegetarian Revolution” and who better to kick start this revolution than the granddaughter of the world’s most famous communist revolutionary- Che Guevara?

The answer is: there’s no one better, because that’s exactly who PETA approached.

The 24 year old Lydia Guevara just finished being the latest “celebrity” to do a nearly nude photo shoot for PETA as part of its never ending, and never tasteful, campaign to impose its radical vegetarian agenda on America.  In this case, the aspiring “revolutionary” wore a strategically placed ammo belt filled with carrots rather than bullets. read more

California “Dog Wars” Heat Up

California is once again a hotbed of activity in the ongoing fight to protect the rights of sporting dog owners.

The USSA is working closely with the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance and others to neutralize several bills sponsored by animal rights groups that are currently being debated including a mandatory spay/neuter measure and a “puppy mill” bill.

What Do You Look For In A Tracking Seminar?

#1 - Qualifications. I want to see that the person giving the seminar > has some sort of expertise. Have they titled 100 dogs? Do they have > students who have titled 100 dogs? Have they been a judge for 100 > years? Unless I'm going to a seminar where I am specifically looking > for information outside of my knowledge base, what are the person's > qualifications in the area that I'm interested in? WHY should I think > that this person has anything of value to tell me?

How To Get Your Tracking Titles

Even though we're not recognized by the AKC yet, we can still compete and get tracking titles. We just have to do it under mixed breed. Here's how:

The most common venue is through AMBOR (American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration) under an AKC tracking judge. The AKC tracking rules require that prior to entering a trial for its first tracking title, the Tracking Dog title (TD), the dog must be certified on a regulation type track by an AKC judge. Once the dog is certified, then it must then pass the TD test at a trial, under the observation of two AKC judges. The tracks are plotted by the judges the day before the test and one spare or alternate track is often plotted in case there is a problem with one of the testing tracks. AKC rules are available on line or can be obtained by calling or writing the AKC.

Letter Exposes Animal Rights Agenda of HSUS to Feds

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) has demanded that a USDA website correctly identify the world’s largest anti-hunting organization as an animal rights lobbying organization.

The USSA sent a letter to the USDA explaining that the Humane Society of the United States’ “primary purpose is to advocate for sensible public policies” and not provide direct services to shelter, rescue or provide any direct services for animals in need. The USDA website inaccurately portrays it as a “shelter, rescue and welfare organization”.

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