Sportsmen’s Alliance

Oct 19th

2020

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The Wildlife Ranger Challenge: Supporting Conservation During COVID-19

On Oct. 3 more than 50 ranger teams from across Africa will run 21 KM to support conservation efforts. Here’s how you can help—even if you aren’t a runner.  By Brad Fitzpatrick COVID-19 has impacted African tourism and hunting, which has decimated anti-poaching teams and threatens the work of conservationists worldwide. COVID-19 has put a […]

Oct 7th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Pennsylvania Bill Protecting Sportsmen, Hunting Businesses Awaits Full Senate Vote

The Pennsylvania Senate Committee on State Government recently passed and amended a bill that would deem hunting clubs, shooting ranges and businesses that manufacture and sell ammunition as life-sustaining businesses, and as such they shall never be limited or shuttered in their ability to carry out business. The original version would have deemed them life […]

Jul 27th

2020

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New Hampshire Session Ends, Multiple Anti-Sportsmen Bills Die

The Sportsmen’s Alliance and our New Hampshire members, along with a number of other sportsmen’s groups in the state, were able to defeat a handful of bills that would have negatively impacted sportsmen and dog owners. The 2019-20 New Hampshire legislative session recently came to an end, killing bills related to the makeup of the […]

Jun 21st

2020

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Pennsylvania Moves to Protect Sportsmen and Businesses

Legislation that would deem sportsmen and hunting clubs, gun and ammunition stores and shooting ranges as life sustaining is quickly moving through the Pennsylvania legislature. This designation would allow these businesses and organizations to operate during a public health crisis and throughout the state’s ongoing stay-at-home orders. House Bill 2440 was recently approved by the […]

May 27th

2020

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Connecticut Taxidermy Bill with Felony Punishment Dies

For the second year in a row, the Sportsmen’s Alliance, in coordination with other sportsmen’s groups across the country, has defeated legislation that would have banned the possession of African taxidermy in Connecticut. This legislation would have banned the importation, sale and possession of parts from African elephants, black and white rhinoceros, lions, leopards and […]

Feb 16th

2020

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UPDATE! NH Hearing for Bill Opening Fish & Game Commission to Anti-Hunters

Legislation that allows people who have never hunted, and even hold anti-hunting views, to be appointed to the Fish and Game Commission will have a hearing next week in New Hampshire. The House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee will hear House Bill 1571 at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Legislative […]

Feb 7th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Hearing: New Hampshire Youth Turkey Hunting with a .410

New Hampshire State Representative James A. Spillane recently introduced legislation that would allow youth turkey hunters to use a .410 gauge shotgun during the New Hampshire youth turkey hunt weekend. House Bill 1108 was referred to the House Committee on Fish and Game and Marine Resources where it has a hearing scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. […]

Jan 4th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

NH Bill Opens Door for Anti-Hunters on Fish and Game Commission

It’s well known that American sportsmen fund the vast majority of wildlife conservation efforts across the country through their purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and from taxes paid on the purchases of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and fishing gear. Recognizing the connection between successful wildlife conservation and hunting, fishing and trapping, most state fish […]

Dec 21st

2019

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New York Activist Lawmaker Attacks Trapping

Most legislators from Manhattan don’t normally know much about what it takes to manage wildlife, let alone the importance that trapping plays in scientific management. But that hasn’t stopped Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, from introducing Assembly Bill 8733 that would ban foothold traps. Take Action Today! New York members […]

Nov 20th

2019

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Pennsylvania House Passes Historic Sunday Hunting Bill

After 337 years of a near total ban on Sunday hunting in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania House voted to pave the way for limited Sunday hunting. The bill, which allows for hunting on three Sundays, will now head back to the Senate, which is expected to agree to the House version of the bill. If […]

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