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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.

For more information, see the following NRA-ILA hunting-related fact sheets:

NRA-ILA Hunting Fact Card

Carrying a Firearm While Bowhunting

The Advantage of Hunting With a Firearm Suppressor

Lead Ammunition Used by Hunters

The Pittman-Robertson Act's Support to Wildlife

Public Access to Private Land Hunting Programs

 

 

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West Virginia: Sunday Hunting Legislation Introduced

Hunting  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

West Virginia: Sunday Hunting Legislation Introduced

Recently, Senate Bill 345 and House Bill 2642 were introduced in the West Virginia Legislature.

Hawaii: Hearing Protection Legislation Passes Out of Committee; Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hawaii: Hearing Protection Legislation Passes Out of Committee; Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week

On Thursday February 23, at 9:15am the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor will hear Senate Bill 898.  ...

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

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Hunting  

Friday, February 17, 2017

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 69, a measure that would use the Congressional Review ...

Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!

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Hunting  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for ...

NRA: Confirmation of Ryan Zinke a Sound Move

Roll Call  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NRA: Confirmation of Ryan Zinke a Sound Move

The five million men and women of the National Rifle Association are eager to see Rep. Ryan Zinke ...

Roll Call  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chris W. Cox: Confirmation of Ryan Zinke a Sound move

The five million men and women of the National Rifle Association are eager to see Rep. Ryan Zinke ...

Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!

Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary ...

Pennsylvania: Continue Requesting the Game Commission to Keep the Approved Semi-Automatic Rifle Hunting Proposed Rules!

Hunting  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pennsylvania: Continue Requesting the Game Commission to Keep the Approved Semi-Automatic Rifle Hunting Proposed Rules!

Last week, the Pennsylvania Game Commission unanimously passed the proposed rulemaking for the semi-auto rifle hunting law at ...

Hawaii: Important Hearing Protection Legislation to be Heard Friday

Hunting  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hawaii: Important Hearing Protection Legislation to be Heard Friday

On Friday, February 10, the House Water and Land Committee will hear House Bill 1589, sponsored by Representative Ryan Yamane ...

Nevada: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes

Hunting  

Monday, February 6, 2017

Nevada: 2017 Legislative Session Convenes

Today, February 6, the Nevada Legislature convened for the 2017 session.  This session, a mixture of pro-gun and ...

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.