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April 29, 2005

Important Texas Legislative Update!

  Legislature Gives Final Approval to Measure Protecting Hunting on Private Lands   One of the priorities of NRA-ILA this session has been passage of  the "No...
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April 22, 2005

California Legislative Update on AB 352, AB 1002 and SB 357

AB 352 is on the Assembly floor and could be heard at any time. AB 352 expands the definition of "unsafe handguns" to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped...
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April 22, 2005

New York Members: Contact Your Legislators!

Lawmakers will return to Albany on May 2. A 2837, which would make it a crime to possess certain types of ammunition, will remain on the Assembly calendar.  Please contact your...
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April 15, 2005

Action Needed on Oregon Pro-Hunting and Anti-Gun Legislation!

HB 2529, the NRA-backed "No Net Loss of Public Hunting Land" bill, was heard in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee this week.  Please continue contacting committee...
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April 15, 2005

Maryland Hunting Heritage Protection Act Update

Monday, April 11 marked the last day of the 2005 Session of the Maryland General Assembly, and Maryland`s hunters enjoyed a great victory in the passage of The Maryland Hunting Heritage...
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April 10, 2005

The Maryland Hunting Heritage Protection Act Needs Your Help!

General Assembly Adjourns Tomorrow at Midnight! A Victory for Hunters and Sportsman is Within Reach! This weekend, House Bill 1086, the Maryland Hunting Heritage Protection Act, which...
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April 8, 2005

Oregon Please Attend "Public Hunting Land" Bill Hearing!

HB 2529, the NRA-backed "No Net Loss of Public Hunting Land" bill, is scheduled for a hearing April 13, before the House Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. The hearing will...
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April 8, 2005

Virginia Hunting Heritage is Under Attack!

In a continuing battle over the constitutional rights of hunters, a local government is attempting to redefine hunting in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In a recent development in the...
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April 6, 2005

Maryland`s Hunting Heritage Protection Act Needs Your Help!

State Senator Jim Brochin is acting as a roadblock to an important sportsman bill that is being considered by the Maryland General Assembly.  Senator Brochin is threatening to be the...
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April 4, 2005

Volunteers are Needed to Attend Wisconsin Conservation Congress!

NRA-ILA is looking for volunteers to attend the Conservation Congress on April 11, and speak on behalf of three issues on the ballot that are of critical concern to hunters. Even if...
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April 1, 2005

The Colorado Senate has delayed action on HB 1266!

The Senate has delayed action on HB 1266 until next week, so there is still time for NRA members to make their voices heard on this important issue! In its current form, HB 1266 would...
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April 1, 2005

Wisconsin Hunters - Important Issues NeedYour Support at the Conservation Congress!

There are three issues on the ballot at the Conservation Congress meeting that are of critical concern to hunters. Research has shown that Wisconsin is recruiting new hunters at a...
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March 28, 2005

Colorado Members: Contact Your Legislators!

Colorado members must contact their legislators immediately to stop a "wildlife habitat" fee increase proposal! Last week, despite the efforts of Colorado NRA members, the Senate Agriculture...
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March 25, 2005

Nelson County Continues Attempts to Restrict Hunting and Shooting!

This week Orion Sporting defeated the latest attempt by Nelson County to restrict lawful hunting and shooting. Nelson County sought an injunction against Orion to prevent them from...
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March 25, 2005

Bill To Allow Some Sunday Hunting Introduced in West Virginia!

HB 3159 has been introduced by Representative Stemple and will allow Sunday hunting on publicly owned lands in West Virginia. Currently 39 states have no restrictions on Sunday hunting....
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March 23, 2005

Local Virginia Government Attempts to Prevent Safe Hunting Practices

Nelson County VA Tries to Stop Orion Sporting Group From Conducting Hunter Safety Procedures
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March 22, 2005

Colorado Members: Contact Your Legislators!

This Thursday, March 24, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing and take a vote on a bill that significantly impacts Colorado...
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March 22, 2005

Anti-Hunters Attack Minnesota Dove Hunting!

Representative Michael Paymar has introduced a bill to ban dove hunting in Minnesota. HB 1311 would end hunting for America`s most popular and prolific game bird. Dove hunting was...
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March 21, 2005

Arakansas to Consider Proposed Constitutional Amendment Recognizing the Right to Hunt, Trap, and Fish!

The Senate and House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committees are currently considering SJR 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that would recognize and protect the right...
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March 11, 2005

Montana Hunter/Voter Registration Bill To Be Heard On March 15

HB 712, a bill that would allow voting registration materials to be available where fishing and hunting licenses are sold, is slated to be heard Tuesday, March 15th before the Senate...
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March 8, 2005

A New York Bill Creates A Taxpayer-Funded Office That Will Fight For The Animal Rights Movement.

  Assembly Bill 4306 will create an Office of Advocacy for Wildlife. The office will advise and assist almost every entity in the state including the Governor, legislature, local...
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March 4, 2005

Anti-Hunting Activists Seek To End Michigan Dove Hunt

A recent e-mail alert from the Humane Society of the United States announced that the effort to end dove hunting by putting it to a statewide vote is nearly complete. HSUS has been...
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February 28, 2005

Utah Bill Will Open Antelope Island to Hunting

A bill has been introduced in Utah that will open Antelope State Park to hunting.  SB 187 would allow the Utah Wildlife Board to issue a limited number of permits to hunt deer,...
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February 25, 2005

Montana Hunter/Voter Bill Passes House, Moves To Senate

HB 712, the Hunter/Voter measure that would allow voter registration materials to be made available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold, passed out of the House and is awaiting...
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February 23, 2005

New York - Anti-hunting Bill AB 1850 Introduced

A bill has been introduced in the New York General Assembly that poses a direct threat to hunters. Assembly Bill 1850 would make it a crime to intentionally harm or kill wildlife. While...
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February 16, 2005

Minnesota Bill Seeks To Obstruct Law-Abiding Hunters

A new bill in Minnesota would require all hunters to undergo a background check when purchasing a hunting license.  SF 781 would require a background check to determine if the...
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February 11, 2005

Washington Members! HB 1822 Seeks To End Hunting In The State

HB 1822, a back door attempt to end hunting in Washington by banning lead shot, has been set for a hearing on February 15, at 1:30 p.m., in Hearing Room "D" in the John L. O`Brien...
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February 11, 2005

Montana Bill Seeks To Divert Federal Funds To Private Hunting Preserves

HB 378, sponsored by Representative Jonathon Windy Boy (D-32), would divert 7% of federal wildlife funds currently used to aid Montana wildlife programs to tribal wildlife programs....
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February 10, 2005

Michigan Dove Hunting Still Under Attack!

In a recent email alert, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) restated its goal of gathering enough voters` signatures to put the future of Michigan`s dove hunt on the 2006...
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February 10, 2005

California Bill Would Issue Tags for Hunting Mountain Lions

A new bill in California takes the first step in properly managing California`s mountain lion population.  AB 24, introduced by Assemblyman Maze, would require that the California...
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February 8, 2005

Washington Bill Seeks To Ban Lead Shot!

 If you have already contacted your legislators urging them to reject the numerous anti-gun bills in the Washington Legislature, thank you.  Now, a new threat has been introduced,...
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February 4, 2005

Illinois Bill Seeks To Guarantee Open Land For Hunting

Senator Todd Sieben has introduced legislation (SB 236) that will guarantee that at least ten percent of the open space land bought by the state of Illinois will be open to hunting....
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January 28, 2005

Montana Legislature To Support Veterans & Protect Landowners!

House Bill 272, currently in the Montana House, would guarantee half-priced deer and antelope licenses to certain disabled combat veterans. Please call your representative and ask for...
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January 28, 2005

New York State Wants Public Comments On Deer Hunting Changes

Commissioner Erin Crotty announced this week that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be holding a series of statewide meetings in February to seek the...
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January 26, 2005

Wyoming Seeks To Build A Public Shooting Range

The Wyoming House of Representatives has received House Bill 271, a bill that will develop a shooting range accessible to the general public.  HB 271 will provide for the grants to...
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January 26, 2005

New York Attempts To Lower Age Requirements For Hunting!

New York state Senator George Maziarz (R-Lockport) introduced Senate Bill 120, which seeks to lower the age requirement for a Junior Archery License from 14 years to 12 years. ...
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January 24, 2005

Help Make Maine A Sunday Hunting State!

On Thursday, February 3, the Joint Appropriations Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Governor’s proposed budget for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  The...
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January 21, 2005

Arkansas Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Protect Hunting

Pro-gun Senator Steve Faris (D-17) has introduced SJR1, which seeks to propose an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would protect the right to hunt in Arkansas.  Please...
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January 18, 2005

Connecticut Seeks Sunday Hunting!

Last week, Rep. John Piscopo (R-Thomaston) introduced HB 5103, a bill to grant limited Sunday hunting in Connecticut.  HB 5103 seeks to allow Sunday bowhunting on private property...
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January 18, 2005

Virginia Bill Seeks Use Of Float Blinds West of I-95

House Bill 2505, introduced by Delegate James Shuler, will allow the use of float blinds west of Interstate I-95, if no permanent blinds are present. Currently the public waters west...
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