This backdoor effort by Representatives Jim Moran (D-Va.), and Elton Gallegly (R-Cal.), sought to bury the anti-hunting legislation in an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations bill after H.R. 1472, also known as the "Don`t Feed the Bears Act," was withdrawn from the House Resources Committee on July 15. Nonetheless, this issue may come up again this session, and we will keep you informed of any future developments on this front.
Passage of this misguided measure would have set a very dangerous precedent, opening the door to federal preemption of the rights of the individual states to manage resident wildlife. At no time in history has Congress selected an individual species for federal management and the NRA remains unalterably opposed to such federal infringement.