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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


Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Ohio Sportsmen Push For Sunday Hunting

Ohio sportsmen are rallying behind a bill recently passed in the House that eliminates the need for landowners ...


Friday, March 22, 2002

House Resource Committee Probes Contaminated Lynx Study

On March 6, the House Resources Committee, Chaired by U.S. Representative James Hansen (R-Utah), heard testimony on the ...


Thursday, March 7, 2002

Federal Bureaucracy Threatens Georgia Hunt

Pressure from "environmental" groups and arcane Federal regulation is threatening to put an end to hunting on Cumberland ...


Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Bagging Victories For Sportsmen

Since the start of this year`s Maryland General Assembly session, the sportsmen`s caucus has expanded to include 74 ...


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Virginia Hunters Feed The Hungry

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002


As you know, the State of Vermont purchased the Champion lands, now known as the West Mountain Wildlife ...


Monday, January 28, 2002

Enjoying The Great Outdoors With Some "Supremes"

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O`Connor`s new book Lazy B is a narrative of life on a 160,000-acre ...


Wednesday, January 23, 2002

The Hair-Raising Tale Of The Lynx

Westerners have for years believed themselves the target of a national government in league with environmental extremists out ...


Friday, January 18, 2002

Virginia - Proposed Budget Cuts Funds for Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’

The state’s proposed budget is now under consideration in the House Appropriations and Sen. Finance Cmtes., that includes ...


Friday, January 18, 2002

"Jeep"ers Creepers!

With many hunters’ and sportsmen’s penchant for SUVs to reach their favorite hunting spots, a recent television commercial ...

Fish and Game Laws

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