Sportsmen’s Alliance

Sep 19th

2019

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CALLS NEEDED! Pennsylvania’s Sunday Hunting Bill

The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 147 that would permit Sunday hunting in the Keystone State. The archaic Blue Law banning Sunday hunting in the Commonwealth was originally enacted in 1682 before Pennsylvania was granted statehood and has prohibited sportsmen from going afield ever since. Call Today! […]

Sep 9th

2019

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Pennsylvania House Panel to Hear Sunday Hunting Bill

On Sept. 10, the House Game and Fisheries Committee will hear legislation that would open three Sundays to hunting. The committee will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 60 in the East Wing of the Pennsylvania State Capitol to take testimony on Senate Bill 147. SB 147, which was approved by the Senate on June […]

Jul 1st

2019

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Limited Sunday Hunting Bill

The day before the Pennsylvania Senate approved Sunday Hunting legislation, bill sponsor Sen. Dan Laughlin asked his fellow Senators to amend Senate Bill 147 to permit just three Sundays. Originally, the bill would have given the Pennsylvania Game Commission the authority to manage the issue and make the final determination as to how many, and […]

Jun 28th

2019

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New York Legislature Breaks, Leaving African Big 5 Ban in Committee

Legislation making the importation or possession of the African Big 5 species a felony failed to pass before the New York legislature recessed for the remainder of the year. Senate Bill 4235 and Assembly Bill 7556, which would make felons out of law-abiding hunters, will remain alive and can still move when the legislature reconvenes, […]

Jun 24th

2019

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Massachusetts Sunday Hunting Bills Scheduled for Hearing

On June 25, the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will hold a hearing on three bills that would permit Sunday hunting in Massachusetts. The hearing will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 1 Rabb room. Massachusetts is one of only three states with a near-total ban […]

Jun 23rd

2019

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Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting: SB 147 Up for Senate Vote

CALL NOW! Pennsylvania hunters need to contact their Senator immediately to ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 147, which will allow Sunday hunting. Sportsmen can contact their state senators by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance Action Center Directory.  With only a few days of session remaining before the summer recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee […]

Jun 13th

2019

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New Hampshire Budget Includes Attack on Sporting Dog Kennels

As the New Hampshire Senate approved the state’s new two-year budget, House Bill 2, it included “Pet Vendor” language at the last minute that treats many sporting dog kennels and hobby breeders the same as large commercial breeders. Soon, a conference committee of legislators from both chambers will convene to work out the differences between […]

Jun 11th

2019

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Rhode Island Animal Abuse Registry Bill Passes House

Rhode Island state Rep. Arthur J. Corvese’s (D-North Providence) House Bill 5113 would create an animal abuser registry and ban anyone on it from owning animals. While these types of registries have long been a goal of the animal-rights movement, in actuality they would subject people to stringent penalties for even minor violations. House Bill […]

Jun 10th

2019

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VICTORY! Connecticut Bill Banning Africa’s “Big 6” Taxidermy Dies

A ban on the importation, sale and possession of specific African taxidermy has died in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Senate Bill 20, which passed the Connecticut Senate 32-4, died after the House adjourned on June 5. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), would have banned the importation of elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros, […]

Jun 6th

2019

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New York Hunting Contest Ban Tabled for Discussion – Still a Threat

After a deluge of calls and letters to members of the New York Assembly Environmental Committee, New York Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick (D) laid aside her bill, Assembly Bill 722, which would ban any hunting competition and many dog-training events, to allow more time to discuss the language. Unfortunately, the bill can still be […]

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