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Hunting & Conservation

Hunting is a part of America’s cultural heritage, an important wildlife management tool, and an important part of our national economy.

Annually, approximately 15 million Americans hunt. Hunting is the reason, or one of the reasons, that more than a third of America’s 100 million gun owners own guns.

Hunters and other gun owners are among the foremost supporters of sound wildlife management and conservation practices in the United States. Since 1937, they have contributed more than 7.2 billion dollars to a variety of wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation programs, through Pittman-Robertson Act revenues associated with the purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. These conservation programs have led to dramatic increases in populations of various game species including deer, elk, antelope, turkeys and waterfowl.

Hunting also contributes more than $38.3 billion to the economy each year, supporting more than 680,000 jobs. Hunters have provided millions of meals to those in need, by donating game meat through Hunters for the Hungry, a program started by the NRA, and similar programs. Hunting continues to rank as one of the safest outdoor activities in America, and an overwhelming majority of Americans support hunting.

The NRA supports many efforts to preserve and promote America’s rich hunting heritage at the federal, state and local levels, including Right to Hunt and Fish state constitutional amendments, policies assuring no net loss of public land open to hunting, mentoring programs for new hunters, hunter safety training programs, range development programs, the use of firearm sound suppressors, and the repeal of laws that prohibit hunting on Sunday.

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Washington Post.com  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans.

The answers for conserving the Earth’s wild creatures seem easy from the office chairs of the affluent west. ...

NRA Applauds Passage of Mentored Hunting Bill

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Friday, November 17, 2017

NRA Applauds Passage of Mentored Hunting Bill

The National Rifle Association applauded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing Assembly Bill 455, which allows Wisconsinites of ...

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bill Passes Senate

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Tuesday, November 7th, Assembly Bill 455 passed through the Wisconsin state Senate with a vote of 21-12, continuing efforts ...

Indiana: DNR Rule On Rifle Cartridges For Deer Hunting

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Indiana: DNR Rule On Rifle Cartridges For Deer Hunting

On November 3rd, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued an emergency rule allowing rifle cartridges that were allowed in previous ...

Los Angeles Times  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Assembly eliminates Wisconsin's minimum hunting age

Residents of any age, even toddlers, could legally hunt in Wisconsin under a bill the Assembly passed that ...

Wisconsin Mentored Hunting Bill Passes Assembly

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wisconsin Mentored Hunting Bill Passes Assembly

On Thursday, November 2, Assembly Bill 455 passed through the Wisconsin Assembly with a vote of 57-32, continuing ...

Arizona: Anti-Hunting Groups Launch Initiative to Ban Cougar, Bobcat Hunting

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Arizona: Anti-Hunting Groups Launch Initiative to Ban Cougar, Bobcat Hunting

Recently, the anti-hunting group “Arizonans for Wildlife” filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to begin ...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

US Fish and Wildlife Service Allows Import of Lion Trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia

After evaluating the information that it had available,  the US Fish and Wildlife Service made the determination on ...

Interior’s Zinke Tabs October As National Hunting And Fishing Month

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Interior’s Zinke Tabs October As National Hunting And Fishing Month

We’ve told you before about new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s dedication to hunting, fishing and other recreation on ...

Gun Control Lobby Seeks to Thwart SHARE Act with Hysteria, Fear Mongering

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Gun Control Lobby Seeks to Thwart SHARE Act with Hysteria, Fear Mongering

The panic is now starting to set in amongst the gun control lobby, which is desperately searching for ...

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NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.