Sportsmen’s Alliance

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

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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 […]

Nov 12th

2019

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Massachusetts Representative Targets Duck Hunting

Under the guise of “public safety and quality of life,” Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Suffolk) has introduced House Bill 4138, which creates a gigantic buffer zone that would shut down a key waterfowl hunting area in Massachusetts. The buffer zone would cover the tidelands, extending 1,500 yards offshore from Revere beach and the Point of Pines […]

Nov 2nd

2019

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting Bill Headed to House Floor

The Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee approved legislation allowing three days of Sunday hunting, leaving Senate Bill 147 just one step from being sent to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The committee’s 21-4 vote comes a little more than three months after the Pennsylvania Senate approved the bill by a 36-14 vote. Call Today! Pennsylvania […]

Oct 3rd

2019

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

House Committee Approves CECIL Act, Restricting Hunting Abroad

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee passed HR 2245, known as the CECIL Act, on a party-line vote of 19-16. The bill, sponsored by committee chairman Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ), will place significant restrictions on hunting and importing the taxidermy. Take Action Today! Members should contact their U.S. Representative and ask them […]

Sep 19th

2019

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

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, […]

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