Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Hunting

Oklahoma: City Council to Discuss Future of Hunting in Lexington at Tomorrow’s Meeting

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Lexington City Council will discuss hunting within the Lexington city limits at its meeting tomorrow, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Luther Dean Memorial Council Chambers of Lexington City Hall at 111 East Broadway Street.  Public comment will be heard at the beginning of this meeting.

On September 2, the City Council discussed hunting in the city limits but delayed action to its October meeting when they intend to gather more information.  It is critical for local sportsmen to attend this meeting to show their support of hunting.

In 2008, the NRA-backed Right to Hunt and Fish constitutional amendment passed in both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature by a combined vote of 143-2.  Once passed by the Legislature, citizens of Oklahoma ratified this measure at the ballot box with an overwhelming 80 percent voter approval.  The Oklahoma constitution (Okla. Const., Art. II, §36) states:

"All citizens of this state shall have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest game and fish, subject only to reasonable regulation as prescribed by the Legislature and the  Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Wildlife Conservation Commission shall have  the power and authority to approve methods, practices and procedures for hunting,  trapping, fishing and the taking of game and fish. Traditional methods, practices and  procedures shall be allowed for taking game and fish that are not identified as  threatened by law or by the Commission. Hunting, fishing, and trapping shall be the  preferred means of managing game and fish that are not identified as threatened by  law or by the Commission. Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify any  provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass, eminent domain, or any  other property rights."

Hunting is an integral part of the fabric of our economy and cultural heritage and it is also an important wildlife management tool.  Since 1937, hunters and target shooters have contributed more than 7.2 billion dollars through the Pittman-Robertson Act for the benefit of all wildlife species.  In 2011, hunters spent more than 38 billion dollars on things such as food, lodging, fuel, and equipment, and each year, hunting supports more than 680,000 jobs across the country. The protection of our hunting heritage is not only important to those who enjoy the sport—it is central to wildlife conservation and a vital part of our economy. It is up to sportsmen to defend the tradition of hunting.  Please forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow sportsmen in Lexington.

Please attend the City Council meeting tomorrow to show your support for hunting in Lexington.  If you are unable to attend, please contact your City Council Member by visiting the City website or by calling (405) 527-6123 to let them know you support hunting and Oklahoma’s rich hunting heritage.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Oklahoma Hunting
TRENDING NOW
Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

News  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills

On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law.  A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law -- in ...

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

News  

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump signed the repeal of an Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) rule that would have resulted in some 75,000 law-abiding beneficiaries losing their Second Amendment rights each year. 

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

News  

Friday, February 2, 2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s ...

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Washington: Gun Bills to Be Heard Next Week

On February 9th, the Washington state Senate passed Senate Bill 6298 to expand the category of persons stripped of their Second Amendment rights and it is now scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary ...

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

Second Amendment  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NRA Endorses Screnock for State Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Judge Michael Screnock for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled For Vote

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled For Vote

On February 15th, the Oregon state House of Representatives will hold a vote on House Bill 4145, which would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights. In ...

Gun Laws  

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Citizen's Guide To Federal Firearms Laws - Summary

A Citizen`s Guide to Federal Firearms Laws A summary of federal restrictions on the purchase, sale, possession, and transportation of firearms and ammunition. Caution: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation.

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Today, in a private signing ceremony, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law.  Similar legislation had been vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan for two years in a row, but thanks to your active involvement, ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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 as legal advice or a restatement of law.

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.