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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.

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?

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation: Right Call on Wolf Delisting

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is pleased with today’s decision by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to continue with the removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Pro Hunting Bills

California Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes Pro Hunting Bills
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two pro-hunting bills towards the end of the California legislative session.  According the Governor Schwarzenegger, he vetoed both Assembly Bill 815 and Assembly Bill 2132 due to their low priority and the fact that he was too busy dealing with a budget crisis.
Assembly Bill 815, makes it clear that the state is solely responsible for the regulation of hunting and fishing, not local authorities. This bill would prevent the possibility of local governments placing unreasonable restrictions and outright bans on hunters and anglers.  It also prevents sportsmen from becoming victims of a patchwork of differing fish and game laws that could change from one township to the next making it impossible to know what’s legal and what’s not.
AB 2132 would have prohibited the intentional removal of a dog’s collar, thus providing protection for sportsmen and their hunting dogs.
Status ABs 815 and 2132 both cleared the California legislature but were vetoed by the Governor. read more

Hunting Opportunities for Newcomers

In 2007, the USSA, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and National Wild Turkey Federation launched several Families Afield campaigns, established to urge states to eliminate unnecessary hunting age restrictions and ease hunter education mandates. In 2007, the partnership scored victories as twelve states approved Families Afield bills and regulations. To date, 27 states have passed Families Afield style bills since the program was launched in 2004. Available data from states that have implemented Families Afield initiatives reveals that apprentice hunting license programs brought over 87,000 new hunters, both children and adults, to the field.
In 2008, we’ve seen eight states enact laws or appropriate regulations: Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota ,Wyoming, Virginia. Efforts are underway to pass additional measures. read more

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