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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.

Hunting Articles


Monday, December 6, 2004

Humane Society Of The U.S. To Challenge Hunting Via Courts

The nation`s largest anti-hunting group has launched a new legal department to challenge sportsmen in the courts.Read Original ...


Thursday, December 2, 2004

Princess Anne Goes Hunting Despite Ban

Princess Anne has become the first Royal to be pictured fox-hunting since the ban on the sport was ...


Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Mountain Lions On The Prowl Once Again

The mountain lion is moving east again, expanding its territory for the first time in a century. More ...


Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Intentional Shootings Of Fellow Hunters Are Rare

“In 52 years, I can recall only two incidents that anywhere else would have resulted in a back ...


Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Deer vs. Vehicles Creates $1 Billion Problem With Deaths And Injuries

They`ve tried reflectors. They`ve tried lighted crosswalks. They`ve even tried constructing deer overpasses and underpasses. But no matter ...


Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Generations Of Hunters Fill Deer Camps

Caledonia Pike, Clearfield Co., Pa.--The men of the Maul family have retreated to the wilderness along the Caledonia ...


Monday, November 29, 2004

Violent Hunters The Exception, Not The Rule

The killing of six hunters in northwest Wisconsin was a shocking and, from all appearances, senseless explosion of ...


Monday, November 29, 2004

Fox News

The fox hunting ban is a victory for Britain`s urban bullies.Read Original at: Wall Street Journal


Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Anti-Hunting Groups Plan Merger

In a November 19, news release, the U.S. Sportsmen`s Alliance (USSA) reported that two vehemently anti-hunting groups have ...


Friday, November 19, 2004

Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Bear Hunt

This week, an appeals court unanimously ruled against Bradley Campbell, the commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental ...

Fish and Game Laws

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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.