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What Hunters Should Know About the New Gun Bill

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What Hunters Should Know About the New Gun Bill

In two bipartisan votes in as many days, the U.S. Congress passed the first major piece of gun-related legislation in over two decades this week. While the bill covers mental health, school security, background checks, “red flag” laws, straw purchases, and domestic violence, it does not include many...
Jordan Sillars Jun 24, 2022
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U.S. House of Reps Passes RAWA, Despite Funding Concerns

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U.S. House of Reps Passes RAWA, Despite Funding Concerns

Well, time might still be running out to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) this Congress, but the bill moved one step closer to the President’s desk on Tuesday afternoon. After several hours of debate, the House passed a massive wildlife funding bill, which would help states, Tribes...
Charlie Booher Jun 15, 2022
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Time is Running Out for This Massive Wildlife Bill

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Time is Running Out for This Massive Wildlife Bill

Congress only has a few weeks left to act on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), which aims to be the largest investment in wildlife conservation in nearly 100 years. While we’re still eight months out from the end of the 117th Congress, there is shockingly little time left on the clock...
Charlie Booher Jun 6, 2022
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This Country Just Made Catch and Release Fishing Illegal

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This Country Just Made Catch and Release Fishing Illegal

On May 2, the Colombia Congressional Court declared sportfishing unconstitutional with an 8-1 vote in favor of the ruling. “Although there is no consensus as to whether fish are sentient beings, the truth is that by virtue of the precautionary principle, even in the absence of scientific certainty...
Maggie Hudlow May 19, 2022
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'Right to Food' Lawsuit Could End Maine Sunday Hunting Ban

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'Right to Food' Lawsuit Could End Maine Sunday Hunting Ban

Does a “right to food” supersede a ban on Sunday hunting? That’s the question at the heart of a novel lawsuit filed in Maine last month. The plaintiffs, a husband and wife with four children, claim the state’s prohibition against Sunday hunting violates their “natural, inherent and unalienable right...
Jordan Sillars May 12, 2022
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Virginia Finally Ends Sunday Hunting Ban

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Virginia Finally Ends Sunday Hunting Ban

Hunters in the Commonwealth of Virginia are celebrating after an antiquated ban on Sunday hunting was lifted once and for all. As anticipated by Sunday hunting advocates, Senate Bill 8 was signed into law by Gov. Glenn Youngkin on April 5, 2022. The passage of SB8 will allow hunting every Sunday on...
Travis Hall Apr 7, 2022
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Virginia Legislature Moves to Abolish Longtime Sunday Hunting Ban

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Virginia Legislature Moves to Abolish Longtime Sunday Hunting Ban

State lawmakers recently approved a bill that would legalize Sunday hunting on public lands in Virginia. The legislation is now on its way to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s desk for signature. Senate Bill 8 passed the Virginia Senate in January and advanced on to the Virginia House of Delegates, where it was...
Travis Hall Mar 8, 2022
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Wyoming Advances Controversial Proposal to Farm Sage Grouse

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Wyoming Advances Controversial Proposal to Farm Sage Grouse

In 2017, the Wyoming Legislature passed a bill that allowed licensed, private game farms to collect wild sage grouse eggs, hatch them in captivity, and use them to artificially propagate the imperiled species. Many conservationists pushed back on the bill then and are fighting it again now. The bill...
Katie Hill Feb 28, 2022
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