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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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Embracing the Roosevelt model, Secretary Zinke will protect our wildlife resources by supporting hunters and anglers

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Embracing the Roosevelt model, Secretary Zinke will protect our wildlife resources by supporting hunters and anglers

Hunting and fishing have long been at the cornerstone of America’s outdoor heritage, with countless men and women ...

Wisconsin: Support Mentored Hunting Bills As Written

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wisconsin: Support Mentored Hunting Bills As Written

The Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee will be voting on Assembly Bill 455 during the ...

Washington: Your Input Needed on Recreational Shooting in Wenas Wildlife Area

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Washington: Your Input Needed on Recreational Shooting in Wenas Wildlife Area

The Wenas Target Shooting Advisory Committee (WTSAC) has been working over the summer to identify potential solutions to address ...

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bills to be Considered Tomorrow

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bills to be Considered Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Senate Bill 362 will be consideredby the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry, and Assembly ...

Flying with Firearms - Get the Facts

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Flying with Firearms - Get the Facts

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established specific requirements for transporting firearms and ammunition in checked baggage on ...

West Virginia: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills go into Effect Today

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Friday, July 7, 2017

West Virginia: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills go into Effect Today

This week, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills that were signed into law by Governor Jim Justice take effect.

California: Senate Committees to Hear Gun- and Hunting-Related Bills Next Week

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Friday, July 7, 2017

California: Senate Committees to Hear Gun- and Hunting-Related Bills Next Week

On Monday, July 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear AB 7 and AB 424.  Please contact the ...

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor

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Friday, June 30, 2017

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor

After several days working with conferees, and in the final hours of the legislative session, the Senate adopted ...

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill on Senate Calendar Today

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill on Senate Calendar Today

Today, June 27, House Bill 559 is scheduled for second reading in the North Carolina Senate.  HB 559, ...

Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1467 and sent it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner ...

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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.