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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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Friday, November 5, 2004

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Sportsmens` Rights

In major victories for America`s sporting heritage, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment recognizing every citizen`s fundamental right ...

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Friday, November 5, 2004

Ban Hunting And We`ll Ban Army

Welsh farmers have told army chiefs that they will block military manoeuvres on their land if fox hunting ...

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Thursday, November 4, 2004

Sportsmen`s Victory!

The Sportsman`s Voice Prevails! . . . America`s hunting and shooting community will have a friend in the ...

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Friday, October 29, 2004

Judge Gives Bear Hunt A Shot

Bear hunt advocates have been given a courtroom victory, however, whether the 2004 hunt will proceed as scheduled ...

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

SHOTGUN SPORTS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT: VIRGINIA COURT TO DECIDE ZONING DISPUTE

"The people have a right to hunt, fish, and harvest game," subject to regulation by the state legislature, ...

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

New Lords Move To Change Hunting Bill

The Government was again defeated over foxhunting when the Lords voted to back tests of "utility and least ...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Peers Defiant In Vote For Hunting Under Licence

The Lords last night threw down another hunting gauntlet before the equally implacable Commons when peers voted by ...

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Friday, October 22, 2004

Hunters` Issues Could Decide Battleground Vote

A survey last week by the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen`s Foundation showed hunters and anglers by a 2-1 ratio ...

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Friday, October 22, 2004

Protect Hunting, Fishing Heritage

Some voters may scratch their heads and wonder why they should support a constitutional amendment to protect hunting ...

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Friday, October 22, 2004

Peers Prepare To Act On Hunting Bill

A group of Peers has announced their aims to amend the Hunting Bill in the hope that a ...

Fish and Game Laws

Know the Laws Before You Go

To find the fishing and hunting laws for any state in the US, select a state.

This tool links to the parks and recreation websites for each state, and selecting a state will open a new browser window.

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.