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Hunting & Conservation

Hunting is a part of America’s cultural heritage, an important wildlife management tool, and an important part of our national economy.

Annually, approximately 15 million Americans hunt. Hunting is the reason, or one of the reasons, that more than a third of America’s 100 million gun owners own guns.

Hunters and other gun owners are among the foremost supporters of sound wildlife management and conservation practices in the United States. Since 1937, they have contributed more than 7.2 billion dollars to a variety of wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation programs, through Pittman-Robertson Act revenues associated with the purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. These conservation programs have led to dramatic increases in populations of various game species including deer, elk, antelope, turkeys and waterfowl.

Hunting also contributes more than $38.3 billion to the economy each year, supporting more than 680,000 jobs. Hunters have provided millions of meals to those in need, by donating game meat through Hunters for the Hungry, a program started by the NRA, and similar programs. Hunting continues to rank as one of the safest outdoor activities in America, and an overwhelming majority of Americans support hunting.

The NRA supports many efforts to preserve and promote America’s rich hunting heritage at the federal, state and local levels, including Right to Hunt and Fish state constitutional amendments, policies assuring no net loss of public land open to hunting, mentoring programs for new hunters, hunter safety training programs, range development programs, the use of firearm sound suppressors, and the repeal of laws that prohibit hunting on Sunday.

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Governing.com  

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Right to Hunt Is Now Constitutionally Protected in North Carolina

North Carolina voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to codify the right to hunt and fish in the ...

FoxNews.com  

Friday, November 2, 2018

North Dakota Democratic Party discourages hunters from voting, claims they could lose out-of-state licenses

The North Dakota Democratic Party is discouraging hunters from voting in the upcoming election, claiming they could lose ...

News  

Hunting  

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hunting and fishing a part of North Carolinians’ heritage

Hunting and fishing are cherished North Carolina traditions that, when paired with science, are an integral part of ...

Governing.com  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Does Hunting Need Constitutional Protections?

This November, North Carolina voters will decide whether to codify the right to hunt and fish in the ...

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation partners with NRA to offer free online hunter education course

Kfor.com  

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation partners with NRA to offer free online hunter education course

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is partnering with the National Rifle Association to offer an online hunter ...

American Hunter  

Monday, September 24, 2018

Protecting Your Right to Hunt is More Important Than Ever

Every day, actually every hour, animal-rights extremists, and supposedly well-meaning but ill-informed people in the United States and ...

NRA Hunters' Leadership Forum  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NRA Mobilizes Against Escalating Social Media Death Threats to Hunters

Marking the epitome of hypocrisy, this week has been filled with yet two more social media death threats ...

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Hunting  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Pearce says he’d let veterans hunt, fish for free in New Mexico

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Arizona: BLM Plan Would Open New Areas to Hunting in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Hunting  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Arizona: BLM Plan Would Open New Areas to Hunting in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft resource management plan for the 58,000-acre San Pedro Riparian ...

New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Targets Bear Hunting

Hunting  

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Targets Bear Hunting

Earlier this week, anti-gun and anti-hunting Gov. Phil Murphy continued his pandering to animal rights extremists by issuing ...

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