Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

NRA Intervenes to Defend Wolf Delisting and Hunters’ Interests

Friday, April 2, 2021

NRA Intervenes to Defend Wolf Delisting and Hunters’ Interests

Today the NRA-ILA and Safari Club International filed to intervene in three cases challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to delist gray wolves in the lower 48 states, which will benefit hunters across the country.

The plaintiffs in these three cases want to throw out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to delist gray wolves and return their management to the states—despite the evidence that the wolves have recovered. Then Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said that “[a]fter more than 45 years as a listed species, the gray wolf has exceeded all conservation goals for recovery.” NRA-ILA and Safari Club International’s intervention is crucial because it is unclear if President Biden’s new Secretary of the Interior will even defend this important decision since he ordered her to “review” it. NRA-ILA and Safari Club International will represent the voices of millions of hunters that would otherwise be unheard in these cases. 

This decision to return management of gray wolves to the states will allow them to better manage not only gray wolves, including holding harvests like Wisconsin did, but every other species as well. The decision also benefits American hunters, by allowing them to play a more active role in wildlife management. 

“It is high time wolf management was taken from the federal government and returned to the states.  The federal cookie cutter approach does not take into consideration the unique needs of states,” said Erica Tergeson, Director of Hunting Policy for the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Wolf populations have increased exponentially and need to be held in check to protect livestock, humans and other wildlife.”

NRA-ILA has been involved in every piece of major litigation surrounding gray wolves over the past two decades as well as legislative fixes. NRA-ILA remains dedicated to “promot[ing] and defend[ing] hunting as a shooting sport and as a viable and necessary method of fostering the propagation, growth, and conservation of our renewable wildlife resources.”

The cases are called Defenders of Wildlife v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, WildEarth Guardians v. Haaland, and Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Department of the Interior and they were filed in the United States District Court Northern District of California. 

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on this and all of ILA’s efforts to defend your constitutional rights. 

IN THIS ARTICLE
Hunting
TRENDING NOW
NRA Wins Supreme Court Case, NYSRPA v. Bruen

News  

Second Amendment  

Thursday, June 23, 2022

NRA Wins Supreme Court Case, NYSRPA v. Bruen

The National Rifle Association (NRA) welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen. The Court affirmed that the right to bear arms does not stop at a person’s front door. This is the most ...

The Dominoes Begin to Fall: NJ Amends Permit Rules After Bruen

News  

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Dominoes Begin to Fall: NJ Amends Permit Rules After Bruen

New Jersey’s acting Attorney General, Matthew J. Platkin, issued a directive “clarifying requirements for carrying firearms in public” a day after the historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. ...

California Leaks Personal Data of Carry Permit Holders

News  

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

California Leaks Personal Data of Carry Permit Holders

On Monday June 27, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the launch of the California Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Firearms Dashboard Portal. The data tool was designed to give granular firearm transaction and Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit ...

Supreme Court Gets it Right, Congress Gets it Wrong

Friday, June 24, 2022

Supreme Court Gets it Right, Congress Gets it Wrong

On Thursday, SCOTUS released a historic decision in the NYSRPA v. Bruen case when they found the Second Amendment protects the right of law-abiding Americans to carry a firearm outside of the home. Despite the hysteria from ...

The So-called “Boyfriend Loophole” is About Undermining the Second Amendment

News  

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The So-called “Boyfriend Loophole” is About Undermining the Second Amendment

At present, federal law generally bars anyone who is convicted in any court for a domestic violence felony, or any felony for that matter, from possessing firearms. But federal law also imposes a lifetime firearm possession prohibition on ...

New Jersey: Chaos Reigns Supreme In Trenton

Friday, June 24, 2022

New Jersey: Chaos Reigns Supreme In Trenton

Trenton Democrats desperately want to pass something, anything. They just are not sure what. So far, their approach has been to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. Make no mistake, Gov. Phil Murphy loaded ...

Treachery! White House Moves to Strangle U.S. Ammunition Supply

News  

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Treachery! White House Moves to Strangle U.S. Ammunition Supply

Last night, news broke that the Biden Administration is taking behind-the-scenes steps to further strangle the already constricted market for ammunition in the United States. The move could result in a reduction of the commercial production ...

Juvenile Records for Background Checks: An Issue That Should Provoke Caution, Skepticism

News  

Monday, June 20, 2022

Juvenile Records for Background Checks: An Issue That Should Provoke Caution, Skepticism

As Senate negotiators continue work on fine-tuning concepts for a gun control “framework” announced last week, one issue that has received surprisingly little attention is the potential inclusion of juvenile records in federal firearm background checks.

California: Legislature Ignores SCOTUS and Continues to Push Gun Control

Monday, June 27, 2022

California: Legislature Ignores SCOTUS and Continues to Push Gun Control

Last week, the United States Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for gun owners, confirming what has been known all along: that the 2nd Amendment is not a second class right and should not be treated ...

New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu Signs ATV Carry

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu Signs ATV Carry

NRA applauds Governor Sununu for signing House Bill 1636 into law. This NRA-backed legislation allows individuals to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile in the Granite State. NRA would like to thank ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.