NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Wisconsin: Governor Announces 2013 Policy Initiatives for Wisconsin Hunters and Sportsmen

Friday, February 8, 2013

Today, Governor Scott Walker (R) joined NRA President David Keene and members of the NRA State Association WI-FORCE at their annual meeting in Wausau.  Governor Walker took this opportunity to announce a number of policy initiatives his administration will seek to continue his unwavering support for Wisconsin’s rich hunting and sporting heritage.  Speaking during a meet and greet at the WI-FORCE annual meeting, Governor Walker outlined three important goals for the coming legislative session.

One of the most important actions the Governor announced today is the full implementation of the list of recommendations produced by the independent study of Wisconsin’s deer management strategy.  In past years, Wisconsin’s abundant deer populations declined due to mismanagement and ineffective wildlife policies.  From the start, Governor Walker heard the cries of Wisconsin’s hunters and commissioned national deer management expert, Dr. James C. Kroll, to study the state’s declining deer populations and to suggest improvements.  Dr. Kroll’s final report included 62 conclusions and recommendations on how to restore Wisconsin’s deer population to its once thriving past.  Governor Walker has pledged to implement these recommendations fully.

In addition, Governor Walker announced his plan to lower the cost for hunters who wish to hunt wolves in Wisconsin.  The cost for a wolf tag during last year’s season was $100.  The Governor has proposed lowering the license fee to $50, ensuring that financial means will not be a disincentive to participation in this newly created season.

Finally, Governor Walker announced that he has allocated $50,000 in his annual budget to improve and expand hunter education.  Thanks to two highly successful programs championed by the Governor – the state’s new Right-to-Carry law and Sporting Heritage Act – the demand for hunter safety classes has exploded and tens of thousands of new hunters have joined the state’s ranks of sportsmen and more than 150,000 now have a license to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense.

Governor Walker has again shown his strong commitment to gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Wisconsin.  The members of the National Rifle Association along with the more than 600,000 licensed hunters who enjoy time afield in the Badger State applaud the Governor, and thank him for remaining a shining example of leadership on hunting and sporting issues.

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

“F” Stands for Fail: Georgia College Instructor Boots Uniformed Cop, Gets Lectured in Return

Colleges usually take great pride in proclaiming their “diversity” and “inclusiveness,” but simply wearing a tool of his ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Begins

The 2016 presidential campaign is now officially underway, with the completion of the Iowa caucuses last Monday evening. ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fourth Circuit Requires “Strict Scrutiny” for Maryland Gun and Magazine Ban

It hasn’t been a good week for Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, would-be contender for President of ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Europeans Discover Virtues of Armed Self-defense as EU Bureaucrats Seek New Gun Controls

At the same time the European Union bureaucrats in Brussels are trying to foist further gun controls on ...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Anti-Gun lawmakers Introduce Gun Confiscation Bill in Georgia

With a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary ...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

South Carolina: NRA-Endorsed Self-Defense Legislation Passes Committee

Yesterday,  H. 4703 was favorably reported out of the House Judiciary Committee.  This critical self-defense legislation had no opposition ...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

California: A Champion of Freedom, Remembered

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Espanola Jackson, lead plaintiff in the NRA supported case of Jackson v. San Francisco.  

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Take Action  

Friday, January 29, 2016

Michael Bloomberg is ALL IN to strip away your Second Amendment Rights! Are you ALL IN to make sure he doesn't succeed?!

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is in a spending freefall attacking our gun rights all across the U.S., on multiple ...

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.