Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Hunting

Act Today to Save Nebraska's Hunting Heritage!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

LB 690, Youth/Apprentice Hunter Legislation introduced by State Senator Deb Fischer (District 43), is pending in the Nebraska Legislature and could receive a full floor vote as early as tomorrow, Thursday, January 17.  It is essential that your State Senator hear from you as soon as possible in order to ensure that the anti-hunting forces do not prevail in their effort to defeat this legislation.  The future of Nebraska’s rich hunting heritage counts on it!

LB 690 creates an apprentice hunter program that would allow prospective hunters the opportunity to try their hand at hunting before being required to dedicate time and resources to completing a hunter education class.  It is what’s known as a “try it before you buy it” program.  Apprentice hunters must be supervised at all times by a licensed adult who is at least 19 years old.  

Apprentice hunter programs make it easier for more people to become interested in hunting.  This is critical at a time when hunter recruitment and retention in Nebraska is declining.  Currently, for every 100 hunters who permanently quit hunting in Nebraska, only 70 hunters replace them.  This is a trend celebrated by virulent anti-hunting organizations like the Humane Society of the United States.  We cannot allow it to continue!

The bill also removes the wild turkey from the state’s list of big game species.  While the harvest of turkeys will still be regulated in order to ensure healthy populations, this will allow children ages ten and eleven to hunt the elusive bird under adult supervision.   This further empowers parents in Nebraska to make the decision as to when their children are mature enough to hunt turkeys.  Experience in other states shows that more kids will become “hooked on hunting” as a result.  Of course, recruiting these youngsters is a critical component in the effort to save hunting in Nebraska.

This legislation is a direct result of an initiative known as Families Afield and is a collaborative effort between the NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Please call your state senator as soon as possible and request that he or she vote “yes” on LB 690.  To identify and contact your senator, please visit: http://www.capwiz.com/nra/state/main/?state=NE&view=myofficials

A complete listing of senators and their contact information is available here: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/web/public/senators/bios

TRENDING NOW
UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control

The UK’s descent into absurdity continued this week as officials announced new efforts to crack down on knives and other potentially dangerous objects. The renewed interest in banning sharp objects stems from a recent spate of killings in London. ...

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

Pennsylvania: Semi-Auto Ban Legislation to be Introduced

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pennsylvania: Semi-Auto Ban Legislation to be Introduced

This week, Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) started circulating a co-sponsorship memorandum soliciting members of the Pennsylvania state Senate to support a proposal to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines in Pennsylvania.  Please ...

Illinois: Committees to Hear Gun Control

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Illinois: Committees to Hear Gun Control

Today, the Illinois state House Judiciary-Criminal Committee will be considering a floor amendment that was added to House Bill 1470 to ration the exercise of Second Amendment rights. In addition, the state Senate Judiciary Committee will consider bills that would ...

The Opposite of Data-Driven Public Policy

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Opposite of Data-Driven Public Policy

The Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, signed gun control measures earlier this week – adding restrictive new laws including age restrictions on firearms purchases, bans on “high-capacity” (read: standard capacity) magazines, bans on bump stocks, and ...

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban

Second Amendment  

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban

Gun owners have seen many outrageous instances of courts dismissing the importance, if not the very existence, of the individual right to keep and bear arms. But Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District ...

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

On Monday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee approved several gun control bills during a hearing that stretched over five hours. 

Washington: Seattle to Consider Legislation to Make Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Washington: Seattle to Consider Legislation to Make Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González have announced their intention to introduce legislation to impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as well as punishing victims of theft by requiring reporting of lost or ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
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.