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Colorado Members: Contact Your Legislators!

Monday, March 28, 2005

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 and Natural Resources committee voted 4-3 to pass House Bill 1266 without several NRA-supported amendments that would have perfected the bill. In its current form, HB 1266 would require all hunters between the ages of 19 and 64 to purchase a Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp in addition to their regular hunting license before entering public wildlife areas.

The full Senate could hear HB 1266 at any time so it is imperative that NRA members contact their State Senators and ask them to vote AGAINST this habitat stamp for hunters and FOR any amendments that benefit Colorado hunters. Your elected officials need to know that hunters already pay for access to these public lands through license fees and special taxes, so tell them that this additional fee places an unnecessary financial burden on those residents who already pay their fair share into the system.

Please encourage your friends, family, and fellow sportsmen to contact their State Senators, as well. You can find contact information on your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.nraila.org. Make sure your voice is heard on this important hunting issue!

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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.