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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.

Hunting Articles


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 ...


Friday, October 22, 2004

President Bush Opening More Inroads For Hunters

The Bush Administration has announced plans to open new hunting and fishing programs on 10 national wildlife refuges ...


Thursday, October 21, 2004

Kerry to Go Hunting Near Youngstown

As John Kerry Kerry planned to go goose hunting goes hunting on a supporter`s private property outside of ...


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Judge Rejects Bid To Stop Md. Bear Hunt

A judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by animal protection groups to block Maryland`s first bear hunt in ...


Friday, October 15, 2004

Louisiana Senate Hopefuls Aim To Bag Hunters

No one is quite sure how big the so-called "sportsmen vote" is in Louisiana, but it`s significant enough ...


Thursday, October 14, 2004

New Jersey Bear Hunt Scrapped

The state`s environmental commissioner has rejected nearly 3,000 applications for bear-hunting permits, saying a bear hunt set by ...


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Ministers Will `Force` Hunting Ban Through Lords

Ministers will not hesitate to deploy the rarely-used Parliament Act to railroad the bill banning the sport of ...


Monday, October 11, 2004

House Of Lords To Debate Hunting Bill

The political row over fox-hunting is set to reignite in the House of Lords. More than 40 peers ...


Friday, October 8, 2004

PETA Puts Target On Anglers, Hunters

"Darn, we missed it," writes Frank Sargeant. "Sept. 25 was designated "Turn in Your Tackle Day` by People ...


Friday, October 8, 2004

Chime In To Preserve Florida’s Fishing And Hunting Tomorrows

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to hear from citizens who care about the future of ...

Fish and Game Laws

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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.