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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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Nevada: Wildlife Commission Discharge Ordinance Withdrawn

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nevada: Wildlife Commission Discharge Ordinance Withdrawn

On March 16th, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners withdrew Commission General Regulation 473/LCB File No. R111-17.  Thank you ...

West Virginia: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

West Virginia: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

On Saturday, March 10th, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2018 Legislative Session having passed ...

Nevada: Wildlife Commission Considering Proposal to Push Discharge Ordinance to Almost One Mile!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Nevada: Wildlife Commission Considering Proposal to Push Discharge Ordinance to Almost One Mile!

On March 16th, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Commission General Regulation 473/LCB File No. ...

NRA: Zinke Fighting for Us

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Monday, March 5, 2018

NRA: Zinke Fighting for Us

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) celebrates Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's one year anniversary as ...

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Both Chambers

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Both Chambers

On February 26th, the Indiana state Senate passed House Bill 1292 by a unanimous vote.  HB 1292 will ...

NRA Applauds Sec. Zinke's Move to Conserve Wildlife Populations

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Friday, February 9, 2018

NRA Applauds Sec. Zinke's Move to Conserve Wildlife Populations

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Order to enhance ...

Hawaii: Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hawaii: Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee

On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land passed House Bill 1970 to establish an apprentice ...

Hawaii: Help Support Apprentice Hunting in the Aloha State!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Hawaii: Help Support Apprentice Hunting in the Aloha State!

On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land will hold a hearing on House Bill 1970 sponsored ...

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to ...

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures ...

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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.