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A publication of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance 04-23-2014

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Trying it Alone: A Woman’s First Solo Hunt

April 23, 2014

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Kali Parmley brings us along on her first solo hunt on opening day of Ohio turkey season. Click below to share her experiences as a woman taking …

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Woman Graces the Cover of Field & Stream for Second Time in Magazine History

April 23, 2014

Field & Stream, one of the most popular magazines among sportsmen, made waves this past week as it’s cover was not the typical shot of an animal or hunting gear, …

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Rhode Island Bill Makes Deer Hunting without Permission a Felony

April 23, 2014

A bill being considered in the Rhode Island legislature would make hunting for deer on private land without permission a felony level offense. The measure, House Bill 7858, would also …

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To Know Him is to Love Him

April 17, 2014

By: Charisa Argys via Wide Open Spaces Muscular dystrophy hasn’t taken away Tyson Freeman’s passion for the outdoors. Tyson has a heart of gold and has never met a stranger he couldn’t …

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Anti-Hunting Senator Takes Another Run at Nebraska Mountain Lion Ban

April 8, 2014

Despite having already suffered multiple defeats in his quest to ban mountain lion hunting in Nebraska, Senator Ernie Chambers has again surfaced with another attempt to ban the season.  With …

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Attempts to Ban Mountain Lion Hunting Fail in Nebraska

April 4, 2014

Just days after Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed LB 671—the mountain lion hunting ban—the state’s senate considered a motion to override the veto. Pushed by Senator Ernie Chambers, the motion …

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Maryland Sunday Hunting Bills Heading for Governor’s Desk

April 4, 2014

A pair of bills in Maryland to open up additional Sunday hunting opportunities passed the Senate on Friday, April 4th. The bills will now head to the desk of Maryland …

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Illinois House Passes Bill to Authorize Bobcat Season

April 4, 2014

Over the past century, the bobcat population in Illinois went through a drastic decline. In 1977, the state took steps to ensure the future of species by adding bobcats to …

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Attempt to Override Governor’s Veto Fails in Nebraska

April 2, 2014

On Wednesday, April 2, the Nebraska Senate failed to override the Governor’s veto of LB 671—the mountain lion hunting ban.  Pushed by Senator Ernie Chambers, the motion which needed 30 …

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Wolf Management Under Attack in Minnesota

March 28, 2014

In their ever-expanding quest to stop state management of a rapidly proliferating wolf population, anti-hunting forces have returned to the Minnesota statehouse with a series of bills designed to stop …

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California Sportsmen’s Coalition Formed

March 28, 2014

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) is excited to announce the formation of the Al Taucher Conservation Coalition (ATCC) developed to educate and inform California citizens on conservation issues. Coalition members comprise …

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American Heritage Girls Host First Event in Florida

March 28, 2014

As spring arrives, the Trailblazer Adventure Program is ramping up for another great season as events are kicking off in full force. The program, launched by U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation …

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Nebraska Governor Stands Up For Sportsmen, Veto’s Hunting Ban

March 28, 2014

Today, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would have banned Mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. The measure, LB 671, sought to remove the authority of the state’s wildlife management …

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TV News Affiliate Covers Hunter Harassment

March 27, 2014

After bringing to light the harassment and death threats being made to Colorado native and sportswomen, Charisa Argys, CBS news affiliate, Denver Channel 4, is helping spread the message through …

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Calls Needed Today: Nebraska Mountain Lion Ban Pending on Governor’s Desk

March 24, 2014

On Monday, March 24, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that removes the authority of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to manage the state’s growing mountain lion population. The …

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USSA Announces Vice President of Development and Membership

March 24, 2014

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) is pleased to announce that Sean Curran, of Sunbury, Ohio has been appointed Vice President of Development and Membership. He joins the …

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U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Opens Office in Sacramento

March 10, 2014

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of hunters, anglers, and trappers, has opened an office in Sacramento, California. …

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Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Sportsmen

March 7, 2014

“There’s an app for that.” That’s the common phrase heard between smartphone users when searching for mobile apps to help with everyday tasks. Even outdoor enthusiasts have apps to help …

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Bill to Ban Mountain Lion Hunting Up for Final Vote

March 5, 2014

Immediate Calls Needed! The Nebraska Legislature has placed LB 671—which would ban mountain lion hunting—on the final vote calendar. A final vote is expected to take place this week. “Nebraska …

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Families Afield Bills Approved in Utah and Wyoming

March 3, 2014

Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to …

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Great Lakes Wolf Management in Judge’s Hands

March 3, 2014

Over the last six months, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) has been hard at work defending against a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) …

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Death Threats, Phone Calls and Harassment

March 3, 2014

Average Woman Hunters Being Targeted by Antis On average, 13.7 million hunters hit the field every year in pursuit of game with 11 percent of that figure being women. Celebrity …

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PETA Chastises Scout Leader over Game Cooking

March 3, 2014

The troop leader of the Navarra Boy Scout Troop located in Florida has come under scrutiny from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after demonstrating how to …

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Western States Continue to Advance Families Afield Legislation

February 21, 2014

A trio of Western states are moving forward with bills to create, expand, or strengthen apprentice hunting programs. Apprentice hunting, a staple of the Families Afield initiative, allows a new …

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Arizona House Passes Pair of Damaging Dog Bills

February 21, 2014

On Tuesday, the Arizona House of Representatives voted to approve two measures that will make life more difficult for sporting dog owners and those interested in getting involved with hunting …

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NSSF Hails Passage of Sunday Hunting in Virginia

February 21, 2014

Newtown, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on …

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Hearing Scheduled on Kansas Families Afield Bill

February 19, 2014

On Thursday, February 20, Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 357, an expansion of Kansas’s apprentice hunting program. Sportsmen should contact their Senators today in support …

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Vote on Nebraska Bill to Ban Mountain Lion Hunt Pending

February 19, 2014

Last week, a bill to ban mountain lion hunting in Nebraska passed the Natural Resources committee by a vote of 6-2. The measure, sponsored by Senator Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha), is …

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Cabela’s, Inc. Co-Founder Passes

February 18, 2014

Sidney, NE) Richard N. Cabela, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the world’s largest outdoor retailer, Cabela’s, Inc. passed away today at the age of 77. Dick joined the U.S. Sportsmen’s …

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States Mulling Legislation to Ban Drones

February 14, 2014

Several states are considering legislation to protect hunters, anglers and trappers from harassment by unmanned, aerial drones while exercising their legal right to pursue and take wildlife. As reported by …

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Arizona Legislation Would Ban All Dog Sales in Public Places

February 14, 2014

The Arizona House of Representatives is currently considering a bill to outlaw the sale of animals in public places. House Bill 2302, sponsored by Representative Frank Pratt (R), would ban …

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Not in Our House: Protecting the American Outdoorsman

February 14, 2014

By Nick Pinizzotto, USSA President and CEO I am starting to get a real edge to me. Actually, I’m flat out angry. For much of my life I cruised along …

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Families Afield Bill Advances in Utah

February 7, 2014

Recently introduced Families Afield legislation in Utah cleared its first hurdle this week as the bill passed the Senate’s Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee. Senate Bill 165, introduced by …

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Critical Federal Hunting and Fishing Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives

February 7, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to pass H.R. 3590, a bi-partisan package of pro-sportsmen legislation. The measure, which passed by a vote of 268-154, includes vital language …

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PETA Hands Children Pamphlet of Mutilated Cows; Parents Outraged

February 6, 2014

Parents of elementary children in the southern California town of Woodland Hills are outraged after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) handed out pamphlets to their children filled …

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HSUS: Breaking the Bank in Maine

January 24, 2014

The latest campaign reports from Maine reveal an unprecedented level of spending by the world’s most powerful animal rights group.  “Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting,” a front group for the …

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Sunday Hunting Bill Passes House Committee in Virginia

January 24, 2014

This week, the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources passed a bill to open the state to Sunday hunting on private land. House Bill 1237, sponsored by …

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SHOT Show Reaches New Heights

January 24, 2014

The 2014 National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show (SHOT) reached new heights this year after shattering attendance records.  Industry professionals hope that this points to …

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2014: The Year of the Ballot Issue?

January 10, 2014

As sportsmen and women are gearing up for the year ahead, the fight for the future of hunting appears headed for the ballot box next fall as ballot issues are …

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Anti-Trapping Bill Introduced in New Hampshire

January 10, 2014

A bill that would effectively ban trapping in New Hampshire was introduced earlier this week by Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R – Hillsborough).  House Bill 1579 would outlaw the use of …

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Pope & Young Club Announces Continued Support for the USSA

January 3, 2014

Chatfield, MN – January 1, 2014 –The Pope & Young Club, a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization announces support for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA). The U.S. Sportsmen’s …

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USSA Leader Nominated for SHOT Business Award

December 27, 2013

Bud Pidgeon, former president and CEO of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF), has been nominated by SHOT Business magazine for their Person of …

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USSAF Files Comments on Proposal to Delist Gray Wolves

December 20, 2013

On Tuesday, December 17th, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) over a proposal to remove Gray Wolves from protection under …

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Hunters in the Crosshairs

December 20, 2013

Recent studies show a steady increase of hunting and fishing participants since 2006.  Couple that with the public’s approval of hunting at 79 percent and wildlife populations abundant and growing, …

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PETA Takes Aim at Teen Bear Mauling Victim

December 20, 2013

Says to Put Herself in Bears Shoes After 18-year old Camille Bomboy of Lock Haven, PA narrowly survived a black bear attack while deer hunting last week, the People for …

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Bill Protecting Sportsmen’s Banquets Signed Into Law

December 20, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett recently signed into law a bill that updates Pennsylvania’s archaic and overly-burdensome raffle laws.  These laws—known as the Small Games of Chance Act—made it virtually impossible for …

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Factors to Hunting and Fishing Participation Increase Released

December 6, 2013

Over the past seven years, Americans have shown a steady increase in hunting and fishing participation and a recent study initiated by the survey research team, Responsive Management, has revealed …

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Newfoundland Bound: My Bucket List Quest for a Moose

December 6, 2013

USSA’s Vice President of Marketing, Doug Jeanneret, tells his tale of hunting for one of the animals at the top of his hunting “bucket list”: a bull moose. I began …

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Legislative Update: Sportsmen in the Crosshairs

November 22, 2013

The winter months for many people mean a period of hibernation or a slow-down in their workload. This, however, is not the case for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) as …

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AmazonSmile Offers Opportunity to Protect Your Heritage

November 22, 2013

With the holidays fast approaching, you are probably spending many hours on your home computer shopping.  Amazon.com is offering you an easy way to help protect hunting, fishing and trapping …

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PETA Posts Graphic Thanksgiving Video

November 22, 2013

Most of us are looking forward to Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends.  The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) looks at this and most holidays …

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Delaware Hires Former HSUS Employee as Director of Animal Welfare

November 7, 2013

Sportsmen and women of the state of Delaware are expressing concern after a former employee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was recently appointed as the Director …

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Getting the Most from Trail Cameras During the Rut

November 5, 2013

For whitetail hunters, there is no more exciting time to be in the woods than during the rut. As you are reading this, the northern latitudes are approaching the peak …

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Hunter Safety Photo Contest

November 4, 2013

Every year, there are numerous reports of hunters injured when falling from tree stands; and often, the difference between life and death is at the end of a lifeline. The …

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Winter Blues: Keeping Your Dog in Hunting Shape

November 1, 2013

As the fall hunting season reaches its peak, all those hours of summer training are hopefully paying off for you and your favorite hunting companion.  But how can you keep …

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Anti-Wolf Hunting Group Recognized at NBA Opener

November 1, 2013

A group working to ban wolf hunting and trapping in Minnesota was labeled the “Non-profit of the Game” at the Minnesota Timberwolves season opener. Howling for Wolves, the leading group …

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The Lonely Hunter

November 1, 2013

USSA member Dr. John Burk of Santa Barbara, California talks of life as a hunter in the number one state battling to ban hunting and the adversity he faces from …

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PETA Slams Duck Dynasty Stars for Popularizing Hunting

October 23, 2013

The popular TV series, Duck Dynasty, has captured the attention of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with the animal rights group criticizing the show for promoting …

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UPDATE: PETA Acquires Drones to Stalk Hunters

October 23, 2013

As reported in April by USSA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced that they have officially obtained drones to stalk hunters in the field. “PETA Air …

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Deer Hunting: Eight Rut Myths Busted

October 23, 2013

Our friends at Outdoor Life have debunked age-old rut myths that may help you bag that buck you’ve been eyeing!  Check out these eight rut myths about the whitetail rut. …

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HSUS Bankrolling Maine Bear Hunting Ban

October 11, 2013

After failing to get legislation passed in Maine this spring, anti-hunting forces have begun work on a ballot initiative that would ban bear hunting over bait, with dogs and bear …

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BREAKING NEWS: Governor Brown Signs California Lead Ban

October 11, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Late this afternoon, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide ban on traditional lead ammunition for hunting—Assembly Bill 711, sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).    The deadline …

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Federal Land Closures: Political Theatre at its Worst

October 8, 2013

USSA Calls on President Obama to Take Action The issue facing sportsmen has gained national attention.  Since that time, the USSA has been interviewed by Washington D.C.’s ‘The Hill’ newspaper, …

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Trailblazer Teams with Cabela’s for Ladies Day Out

October 4, 2013

Are you looking for a way to get your daughter or wife interested in outdoor sports?  If so, the perfect opportunity is just around the corner because the Trailblazer Adventure …

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The Truth About Hunting Whitetails in Wind

October 4, 2013

Whitetails season is upon us, and with that many of you are hitting the field in hopes of bringing home that trophy buck.  Weather when hunting can serve as our …

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Early Season Trail Camera Tactics

October 4, 2013

There is no doubt that the advent of trail cameras has changed the way we scout. They give you the ability to see what is happening in your favorite hunting …

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California Lead Ban Awaiting Governor’s Action

September 26, 2013

Earlier this month, the California legislature passed a statewide ban on traditional lead ammunition for hunting.  Now that bill—Assembly Bill 711, sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood)–is sitting on the …

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Online Survey Group Contributes Over $100,000 to HSUS

September 26, 2013

The popular online survey group, SurveyMonkey.com, has contributed over $100,000 to the nation’s largest anti-hunting organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), through their charity program known as …

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Interior Department Proposes Expansion of Hunting, Fishing Opportunities in National Wildlife Refuge System

September 26, 2013

The Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, has announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, …

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First Retail Store Fur Ban Goes into Effect in West Hollywood

September 20, 2013

Animal rights activists under the name “Fur Free West Hollywood” have succeeded in a campaign to ban the sale of fur in all West Hollywood retail stores.  Beginning Saturday, September …

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PETA Says ‘Pay Back is Hell’ to Injured Hunter

September 20, 2013

After Utah hunter Bradly Greenwood slipped and was gored by an elk he had just shot, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is saying “Payback is hell” through …

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Five Ways to Bag Your Elk

September 20, 2013

Jim Zumbo is a renowned outdoor writer with more than 40 years in the business, and is arguably the country’s most prominent big game hunter.  Zumbo has dedicated his life …

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Major Milestone for Families Afield—1 Million New Hunters!

September 10, 2013

National Program Reduced Barriers, Created Opportunities for Newcomers NEWTOWN, Conn. – The future of hunting is brighter today than it was nearly a decade ago thanks to the extraordinary success of …

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Florida Fishing Access in the Crosshairs

September 6, 2013

By Bill Horn, USSA Director of Federal Affairs Hunters have been fighting hunting bans, closures, and access restrictions for years.  Anglers are now facing the same threats from federal agencies, …

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Big Rubs – Trophy Buck Sign or Sign Posts?

September 6, 2013

We have all heard the saying that “Big bucks might rub small trees but little bucks don’t typically rub big ones.” In reality, the saying should go “Big bucks rub …

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USSA Photo Contest: Submit Your Photos to Win!

September 6, 2013

We know that there is a little photographer in all hunters, anglers, and trappers and often times your photos are hidden at home for only you to enjoy!  That time …

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‘Freebie Friday’ Giveaway

September 6, 2013

It’s Friday and we want to thank all our fans by giving away a little something. Today only, we are giving away a fishing package which includes a $25 Cabela’s …

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California Anti-Hunting Lead Ban Headed for Vote

August 27, 2013

Earlier this spring the California Assembly passed Bill 711, sponsored by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), which would ban the use of all traditional lead ammunition for hunting throughout the …

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Bear Attack: How to Survive

August 27, 2013

News of bear attacks have been dominating headlines for the past few weeks, with seven attacks in a five day span across the U.S. With hunting seasons nearing, hunters will …

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Successful Summer Leads to Full Fall Schedule for Youth Program

August 27, 2013

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program has continued its mission of introducing youth and families to our outdoor heritage after a successful Spring season with more than 83,000 …

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Trailblazer Charity Shoot Proves Successful

August 27, 2013

Sunshine and 70 degree weather conditions proved for an enjoyable day on the sporting clays course at the 2013 Ron Blosser Memorial Trailblazer Charity Shoot held August 17, 2013 in …

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Extremist Group Publishes Manual to Sabotage Wolf Hunting and Trapping

August 15, 2013

An extremist animal rights and environmental group known as Earth First! published a how-to manual for illegally sabotaging wolf hunts and traps this week.  This was in response to a …

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Hunting Private Land: How to Gain Permission

August 15, 2013

Hunting season is just around the corner, and it is never too early to start preparing. Part of that preparation includes gaining permission to hunt on the private land you’ve …

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Animal Rights Group Vandalizes Restaurant and More

August 15, 2013

The animal rights group known as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) recently made headlines after admitting to vandalizing a southern California Taco restaurant by gluing locks shut and spraying red …

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Partnership Continues to Provide Benefits for Tomorrow

August 14, 2013

Thanks to the partnership between the Weatherby Foundation International and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF), outdoor expositions held across the country designed to introduce youth and families to shooting …

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Out-of-State Animal Rights Groups Bankroll Michigan Ballot Issues

August 8, 2013

According to the Associated Press, an anti-hunting group has raised more money this year than any other entity working to pass a ballot issue in the state of Michigan.  Other …

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Deer Hunting: The Keys to Summer Scouting

August 8, 2013

Hunting season is just around the corner, and we at the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance sure have the itch!  Bucks will have almost full size racks in the month of August …

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PETA Chastises Angler after Accident

August 8, 2013

After Hawaiian native, Anthony Wichman, made national headlines after being pulled underwater by a 230-pound tuna, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called on the fisherman to hang …

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Mobile Payment Company Says No to Guns

August 1, 2013

The popular mobile payment company, Square, Inc., has recently changed their terms of use and will no longer allow the use of their product for firearm sales, ammunition, firearm parts, …

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Get your Archery Gear and Eye Sharpened

August 1, 2013

For the USSA by Andrew McKean, Editor, Outdoor Life Magazine Montana’s first hunting season, for archery antelope, opens in a two weeks. And just a couple of weeks after that …

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Watchdog Group Uses Billboards to Expose HSUS Agenda

August 1, 2013

If you live in the Washington D.C. area and use the Metro to commute daily, you may notice large billboards with the faces of animals staring at you. They are …

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NRA Leader Slated to Attend USSA ‘Save Our Heritage’ Rally

July 25, 2013

(Columbus, OH) – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance 17th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally, sponsored by the Ithaca Gun Company, will be held on Saturday, September 21st at the Aladdin Shrine …

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PETA Asks City Officials to Place 5-Foot Chicken Statue at Crash Site

July 24, 2013

After a recent truck crash in Salem, Oregon dumped 5,400 chickens into a car dealership parking lot, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) asked city officials for …

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Watchdog Group Calls on HSUS to Hand Over Sandy Relief Funds

July 23, 2013

A recent investigation by humanewatch.org has raised questions regarding the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its use of funds raised for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  Documents show …

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Senate Bill Addresses Top Sportsmen’s Priorities

July 18, 2013

A new package of pro-sportsmen’s bills was introduced in the U.S. Senate today that addresses the top concerns of American hunters, anglers and recreational shooters.  Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski‘s Sportsmen’s …

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Our Oldest Outdoor Tradition

July 18, 2013

Still Under Attack – Still Needs All Sportsmen’s Support As Benjamin Franklin said before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly …

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TruckVault Cares Contest: Support the Number One Youth Program in the Country

July 18, 2013

The TruckVault Cares contest is coming down to the wire and the Trailblazer Adventure Program needs your vote! Would you like to keep our hunting heritage alive?  We do, and …

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Last Chance to Win $100 Cabela’s Gift Card!

July 18, 2013

The USSA Sentry Sweepstakes is coming down to its final week so don’t miss your chance to win one of three $100 Cabela’s gift cards up for grabs! The contest …

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Campaign Launched in Maine to Ban Bear Hunting

July 12, 2013

A new anti-hunting organization has announced its intent to qualify a ballot initiative before voters to ban the most successful methods of controlling bear numbers in Maine.  Called Mainers for …

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Antis in Michigan Pushing Second Referendum on Wolves

July 12, 2013

On July 2nd, animal rights groups launched a petition drive to stop the state from controlling the growing wolf population.  If enough signatures are gathered, Michigan voters will decide on …

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Youth Trapper Takes First Wisconsin Wolf

July 9, 2013

When 14 year old Maegan Loka learned that a Wisconsin Wolf tag, for the inaugural season, was going to be donated to her over the phone, she was so surprised …

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Trailblazer Event Reaches Over 18,000 Participants

July 3, 2013

As recently reported, the nationwide Trailblazer Adventure Day held at all 41 Cabela’s stores on June 8 was deemed a huge success, and now, the numbers are in to prove …

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Join the Fight

June 27, 2013

Nick Pinizzotto – USSA/USSAF President and CEO Independence Day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which was the defining document outlining our great country’s …

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California Group Pushes for No Horse Drawn Carriages

June 26, 2013

A California based animal rights group is pushing for the ban of a long tradition for the historic city of Old Sacramento, California: the horse drawn carriage. Working Animal Advocates, …

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“Wayne’s World” Ad Shows HSUS’ CEO’s True Colors

June 25, 2013

In case you are not familiar with the controversies surrounding one of USSA’s biggest foes, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a recent ad placed by humanewatch.org in …

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How to Deal with Anti-Hunters and Harassment

June 19, 2013

As avid sportsmen and women, we may cross paths with our biggest foes: the anti-hunting community.  Whether in the field, at a sporting event, a restaurant, or any other place, …

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New Project ChildSafe Website Offers Tools to Encourage Firearm Safety in the Home

June 19, 2013

Our friends at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have launched a new Project ChildSafe website as part of its “S.A.F.E. Summer” campaign. The new site, and the campaign, are …

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Fishhound Lists the 50 Best U.S. Lakes and Rivers for Catfish

June 19, 2013

Monster blues, oversized flatheads, lunker channels – they’re all out there waiting for you in the lakes and rivers on Fishhound’s “50 Best” list for catfish. Fishhound.com, one of the …

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The Stuff We Carry: Hunting Gear, Then and Now

June 19, 2013

Ever thought about how hunting gear compares to equipment used 20+ years ago?  Our friends at Field and Stream are a step ahead of you and have compiled a list …

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House Panel Approves Landmark Protections for Hunting on Public Land

June 14, 2013

Legislation ensuring sportsmen’s access to federal lands cleared its first hurdle this week as the House Natural Resources Committee voted 28-15 in favor of H.R. 1825.  Known as the Recreational …

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North Carolina Becomes 35th State to Pass Families Afield

June 14, 2013

Last week, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 234 making North Carolina the 35th state to have enacted measures aimed at getting new hunters into the field.  The …

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Nationwide Youth Event Labeled a Success

June 14, 2013

If you visited a Cabela’s store on Saturday, June 8th you may have noticed kids fishing in the parking lot or heard arrows hitting targets as youth and their families …

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PETA Labels Animal Scientists as Murderers Through Video Game

June 11, 2013

Online gamers and others will now see even more evidence of animal rights extremism after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released its online interactive game yesterday aimed …

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Congressional Committee to Vote on Protecting Hunting on Public Land

June 10, 2013

On Wednesday, June 12th, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to take the first step towards protecting hunting on millions of acres of federal public land. The House Natural …

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CA Ban on Traditional Ammo May Lead to Ban on All Hunting Ammo

June 7, 2013

The California Assembly recently passed a ban on traditional ammunition containing lead that may result in a complete ban on all hunting ammunition. Assembly Bill 711, which would outlaw the …

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‘Anonymous’ Computer Hackers Target PETA

June 7, 2013

It seems as though People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have found a new enemy in the form of the computer hacking group ‘Anonymous.’  Recently, PETA filed a …

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Maine Animal Abuse Registry Bill Defeated

June 7, 2013

A bill in Maine that would have required the state to create an “animal abuser registry” was killed after the Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Safety recently voted that …

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Low-Impact Deer Hunting: Hide Your Preseason Prep

June 7, 2013

Last week we compiled a list of pre-season hunting preparations for you to practice this summer, and this week our friends at Outdoor Life are helping you prepare for the …

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Sportsmen Calls Needed to Protect Hunting on Public Land

May 30, 2013

U.S. Senators who support S. 170, legislation that would protect hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on millions of acres of federal public land, are pushing for a summer hearing on …

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Bill Allowing Newcomers to Try Hunting Heads to North Carolina Governor

May 30, 2013

With just a stroke of Governor Pat McCrory’s pen, North Carolina can become the 35th state to make it easier for hunters to pass on their heritage to the next …

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Cabela’s to Host Trailblazer Adventure Program Nationwide

May 30, 2013

After a successful nationwide event last June, Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program have once again teamed up for a coast-to-coast event …

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Off-Season Prep! Don’t be Unprepared Next Fall

May 30, 2013

With the summer months approaching and hunting seasons coming to an end, most of us are already thinking about the hunting opener next Fall.  Don’t let those long, hot summer …

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U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Ban Traditional Ammunition

May 24, 2013

From our friends at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF): NEWTOWN, Conn. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today dismissed a lawsuit brought by the radical …

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Questions Emerge Over HSUS and the IRS Scandal

May 24, 2013

The ongoing IRS scandal that is hitting Washington has yet another twist with new questions surrounding the number one group on our Dirty Dozen List, the Humane Society of the …

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Spring Walleye: How to Catch them!

May 23, 2013

Spring fishing season is upon us, and with that many of you are spending weekends in your favorite fishing spot hoping to land that trophy fish.  All anglers have their …

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Just a Small Snack…Grizzly Bear takes a bite out of a GoPro

May 21, 2013

You’ve seen it in movies and cartoons, but have you ever seen the inside of a bear’s mouth in real life?  The opportunity has finally arrived after a curious Alaskan …

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Michigan Governor Signs Bill Protecting Wildlife Management from Politics

May 16, 2013

On May 8th, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 288 into law.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba), gives the state’s Natural Resources Committee the authority to …

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Sportsmen’s Action Stalls Maine Anti-Bear Hunting Bill

May 16, 2013

Last week, hundreds of Maine sportsmen and women packed a legislative hearing in opposition to a bill that would have banned bear hunting with dogs and bear trapping.   The bill, …

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Pennsylvania Families Afield Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

May 16, 2013

A bill that would expand the popular and widely acclaimed Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania to allow adult participation recently passed the legislature and is awaiting approval of Governor …

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You Bagged a Gobbler! Now What?

May 16, 2013

After many months of scouting, planning (and irritating all around you with your calling practice) and many early mornings, your dedication has paid off with you bagging your first…or possibly …

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Congress to Hold Hearing on Bill to Protect Hunting on Public Land

May 8, 2013

Sportsmen’s Alliance to Provide Key Testimony The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Director of Federal Affairs, Bill Horn, will testify on the reasons why Congress must act on critical legislation which was …

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USSAF Intervenes in Western Great Lakes Wolf Lawsuit

May 8, 2013

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and other members of the Hunter Conservation Coalition have been cleared by a federal judge to intervene in a lawsuit filed by anti-hunting organizations seeking …

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Hearing Scheduled on Maine Anti-Bear Hunting Bill

May 8, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is pushing legislation that would shut down significant portions of Maine’s bear hunting season.  LD 1474, sponsored by Representative Denise Patricia Harlow …

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HSUS Pushes for Deer Birth Control in Place of Hunting

May 8, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has recently offered their suggestion on how to cut an increased deer population in Washington D.C.- birth control. Deer populations in Rock …

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USSA’s Top 10 Wild Turkey Recipes

May 1, 2013

1. Smoked Wild Turkey 1 wild turkey (approximately 10-12 lbs) 4 garlic cloves, finely minced or crushed 2 tbsp seasoned salt 1/2 C. butter 2 (12 oz) cans cola (Coke …

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UPDATE! Hearing Set for Maine Anti-Bear Hunting Bill

April 30, 2013

On Friday, May 10th, the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Wildlife will hold a hearing on an anti-bear hunting bill being pushed by the Humane Society of the United States …

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Leading Sportsmen’s Advocacy Group Appoints New CEO

April 29, 2013

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Pinizzotto as president and CEO.  He will …

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Sportsmen’s Organizations Defend the Scientific Delisting of the Western Great Lakes Wolf Populations

April 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Hunters and advocates for sustainable wildlife management are joining together to fight a legal challenge to the delisting of wolves of the Western Great Lakes.  The large …

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Maine Animal Abuse Registry Bill Introduced

April 29, 2013

A bill recently introduced in Maine would create a statewide “animal abuser registry.”  The proposal, LD 1289, sponsored by Representative Elizabeth Dickerson (D-Rockland), would require any adult that has violated …

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Trailblazer Adventure Program Teams Up with AHG

April 24, 2013

As Spring rolls in, so does the start of the Trailblazer Adventure Program’s season and the beginning of a partnership to introduce young women to outdoor sports and our hunting …

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Families Afield in North Carolina Moves Closer to Passage

April 18, 2013

Dual Families Afield bills in North Carolina–House Bill 296, sponsored by Representative John Bell (R-Goldsboro), and Senate Bill 234, sponsored by E.S. Buck Newton (R-Wilson)—are one step closer to becoming …

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Oregon Anti-Tethering Bill Clears House of Representatives

April 18, 2013

Sportsmen calls needed to defeat bill! Oregon House Bill 2783, sponsored by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, would arbitrarily ban tethering a dog outdoors for more than 10 …

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‘Humane Education’: Why it is not the right thing to do

April 16, 2013

Editor’s Comments: We at USSA would like to share a well-written article from our friend, Dennis Foster, who is the executive director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association.  Dennis is …

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PETA Degrades Historical Icons

April 15, 2013

Did you know that John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and other iconic figures are fluent in elephant, lion, owl, and orangutan?  Of course they aren’t and …

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PETA Plans to Acquire Drones to Stalk Hunters

April 11, 2013

Just when you thought you were gearing up at 4 a.m. for a peaceful, relaxing morning in the woods to bag that 12 point buck, think again. In a recent …

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Vote Scheduled for Nevada Bear Hunting Ban

April 9, 2013

Calls from sportsmen needed TODAY! The Nevada Senate Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a vote on a bill that would ban bear hunting in the state.  The bill, Senate …

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Lawsuit to Overturn Terrorism Law Dismissed

April 5, 2013

In March, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro dismissed a lawsuit filed by animal rights activists that sought to overturn the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). The activists filed …

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PETA Reports Killing 90% of Animals in Virginia Headquarters

April 5, 2013

Recent data reported by animal rights charity group, PETA, reveal the anti-group killed 89.4% of dogs and cats placed in its shelter at the Virginia headquarters in 2012. PETA, a …

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Reports Show Spending Time in Nature Improves Health

April 5, 2013

A recent study released by South University shows spending time in nature can improve a person’s mental health, is a form of stress relief, and can improve the overall quality …

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Forget Basketball…March Madness Hunting Style

April 5, 2013

Even though we at USSA are also college basketball fans and have each filled out multiple brackets with our expert insight on who will take it all…we also like to …

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Ray Eye’s Top Ten Tips for Bagging a Spring Gobbler

March 27, 2013

With turkey seasons in southern states already in full swing, it is time to start preparing for what could be your most successful turkey season yet.  How will you make …

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Sportsmen From Across Ohio Meet with Legislators

March 21, 2013

(Columbus) On Tuesday, March 19 more than 150 sportsmen and legislators met at the annual U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) Legislative Reception to discuss issues of concern to Ohio conservationists at the …

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Turkey Calling Etiquette-MyOutdoorTv.com

March 18, 2013

With turkey hunting season just around the corner, Wade Bourne with MyOutdoorTv.com provides details on “turkey calling etiquette.”  When you hear a gobbler, how much calling is too much?  Wade …

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Federal PUPS Bill a Threat to Sporting Dog Owners

March 15, 2013

Animal rights organizations are once again pushing federal legislation that would greatly expand the number of dog owners regulated under the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA).  The bills H.R. 847, …

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Pennsylvania Families Afield Bill Clears Senate Committee

March 15, 2013

Legislation in Pennsylvania to expand the state’s wildly popular Mentored Youth Hunting program unanimously cleared a key Senate committee this week. The bill, S.B. 623 was introduced by Senator’s Jake …

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Bill Requiring Animal Rights Training Withdrawn

March 15, 2013

Rhode Island House Bill 5731, sponsored by Representative Thomas Palangio (D-Providence), would have required all new animal control officers in the state be certified by the Department of Environmental Management.  …

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Trailblazer Program Set for Record Year

March 15, 2013

With spring just around the corner, the Trailblazer Adventure Program has begun preparations for what is to be the most successful season to date, with more than 150 events expected …

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Hearing Set on Connecticut Anti-Tethering Bill

March 13, 2013

Connecticut House Bill 5844, sponsored by Representative Diana Urban (D- North Stonington), would completely prohibit tethering a dog outdoors between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless a …

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Anti-Dove Hunting Bill Introduced in Iowa

March 8, 2013

Just two years after establishing a dove hunting season, Iowa sportsmen again find themselves facing its threatened closure.  Animal rights and anti-hunting groups, upset over the newly created season, are …

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New Texas Dog Bill Takes Aim at Sporting Dog Owners

March 8, 2013

Just 20 months ago, the Texas legislature passed sweeping new laws regulating dog breeders in the state.  Now, animal rights and anti-hunting forces are back for more. Texas House Bill …

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New Report Shows Hunters as Economic Force

March 8, 2013

Amidst attacks on hunting by the animal rights movement, a new report issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reveals the many benefits of hunting to America’s economy. The …

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Activist Charged With Hiring Hitman Released By Federal Judge

March 8, 2013

Meredith Lowell, an animal rights activist from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was recently charged with soliciting a hit man in an effort to murder a random person wearing fur. According to …

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Nevada Bear Hunting Ban Hearing Scheduled

March 6, 2013

The Nevada Senate Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for a bill that would ban all bear hunting in the state.  The measure, Senate Bill 82, will be …

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New Mexico Anti-Hunting Bill Defeated

March 1, 2013

On Tuesday, February 26th the New Mexico House of Representatives shot down House Bill 316, a measure banning “coyote killing contests,” by a 38 to 30 vote. Sponsored by Representative Nathan …

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Massachusetts Bill Allows Animal Rights Activists to Sue Sportsmen

March 1, 2013

Massachusetts State Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) recently introduced a bill that would allow private individuals to file a lawsuit for the “protection and humane treatment of animals.”   This is …

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Anti-Trapping Bills Introduced Across Country

March 1, 2013

Anti-trapping bills have been introduced in Connecticut, New Mexico, and Oregon.  Sportsmen in these states need to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the bills. In Connecticut, House …

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Duck Dynasty Stars Labeled “Animal Serial Killers”

March 1, 2013

A former lead singer of an 80’s English alternative rock band refused national television exposure when he withdrew from performing for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday February 26. Morrissey, the former …

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New Mexico Trapping Ban Vote on Friday-Urgent Calls Needed!

February 28, 2013

The New Mexico House Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set to vote on House Bill 579, a bill that would ban trapping in the state.  The vote is scheduled …

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Montana Senate Passes Families Afield Bill

February 21, 2013

Last week, the Montana Senate passed Senate Bill 197, which would create an Apprentice Hunting License for those ages nine and older.  The bill now moves to the Montana House …

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New Mexico Anti-Hunting Bill Passes Committee, Heads for a Vote

February 21, 2013

New Mexico House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative Nathan Cote (D-Las Cruces) which would ban many common hunting activities, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday.  It could be …

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School Animal Rights Propaganda Bill Introduced in Connecticut

February 21, 2013

In addition to the deluge of gun control legislation being deliberated in the Connecticut General Assembly, an equally insidious proposal has quietly been introduced into the state’s House of Representatives.  House …

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HSUS Sets Their Sights on Kohl’s Department Stores

February 21, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is teaming up with the granddaughter of the founder of Kohl’s department stores, Dr. Jana Kohl,  to push for a “fur-free environment.” …

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HSUS Hires Popular “Dancing with the Stars” Judge to Host Gala

February 14, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has hired “Dancing with the Stars” judge and life-long animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba for the second year in a row to …

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HSUS Sues to Overturn Wolf Delisting

February 14, 2013

On Tuesday, February 12th, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to overturn the …

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PWR Blog: A Jewell or Not?

February 14, 2013

By Bill Horn, Director of Federal Affairs Hunters and anglers are viewing with apprehension and concern President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell to be the new Secretary of the Interior.  …

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Nevada Bear Hunting Ban Introduced

February 14, 2013

Anti-hunting organizations in Nevada are continuing their efforts to stop bear hunting in the state.  Recently introduced Senate Bill 82, sponsored by the Senate Natural Resources Committee, would classify black …

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Wisconsin Judge Allows Dogs in Wolf Hunt

February 14, 2013

On January 16th, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Peter C. Anderson issued a favorable ruling for sportsmen in a lawsuit on the use of dogs in the state’s wolf hunt.  …

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Nevada Hunting Ban Hearing Scheduled

February 13, 2013

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hear a petition this Friday, February 1st, seeking to ban the hunting of bears with hounds in the state.  Nevada sportsmen are encouraged …

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USSAF Submits Comments Opposing Listing the African Lion as “Endangered”

February 13, 2013

Last fall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is considering a petition to list the African lion as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after a …

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Calls Needed! VA Senate Passes Field Trial Ban

February 8, 2013

Senate Bill 1280, sponsored by Senator Dave Marsden (D- Burke), passed out of the Virginia State Senate by a 24 to 16 vote.  The bill would ban the state’s long …

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New Mexico Bill Attacks Hunting, Field Trials, and Wildlife Management

February 5, 2013

House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative Nathan Cote (D-Las Cruces), attacks hunting, field trials, and wildlife management. The bill would ban “animal-killing contests” which would be defined as any organized …

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South Dakota Bill Threatens Trapping & Wildlife Management

February 4, 2013

House Bill 1147, sponsored by Representative Peggy Anne Gibson (D-Huron), would transfer all authority over trapping from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the Department of Agriculture. If …

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Bushnell Outdoor Products Receives Prestigious Award

January 17, 2013

Bushnell Outdoor Products Inc. recently received the 2013 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award.  The presentation was made by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and partners during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade …

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Long-Term Service to Sportsmen Recognized

January 16, 2013

Las Vegas, NV– The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) recognized one of its Corporate Partners, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), for 35 years of service to America’s sportsmen and women. …

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Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Awards Grant to National Youth Program

January 16, 2013

The Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, with a mission to promote conservation and hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor sporting and recreational activities, has awarded a $900,000 grant to the U.S. …

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Make Winter Conservation Plans

January 8, 2013

If you are looking for a winter “cabin fever busting” project or a great way to introduce youth and family members to conservation, take a look at building a wood …

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Nevada Wildlife Commission Postpones Decision on Anti-Bear Hunt Petition

January 3, 2013

On Saturday, December 8th, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners announced that they would postpone making a decision on whether to accept or deny a petition to ban the hunting …

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Trailblazer Program Reaches Milestone

January 3, 2013

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program– brought to you by the Cabela’s Outdoor Heritage Fund–set a record this year. Across America more than 120 events were held and …

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Hunter Input Sought

January 3, 2013

While deer hunting opportunities are beginning to dwindle across many parts of the country as hunting seasons draw to an end, now is the best time to think ahead toward …

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HSUS Support Plummets

January 3, 2013

In a recent online article, “Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train (2012 Edition)” the watchdog group Humane Watch, reveals some interesting news about the Humane Society of the United States. Perhaps …

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PWR Blog: New Congress Brings New Opportunities and New Challenges

January 3, 2013

It’s common this time of year for political pundits to speculate how the new 113th Congress will impact the lives of everyday Americans.  Sportsmen are no different.  We also wonder …

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The Dirty Dozen

January 3, 2013

There are groups that undermine and manipulate systems across America to end hunting, trapping and fishing. These same “less-than-honest” groups also often then exploit wildlife and conservation issues in the …

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Connect with Us

January 2, 2013

Successfully fighting the anti-hunting and animal rights extremists who want to eliminate your hunting rights often involves staying informed and being informed at the right time. In addition to the …

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Catch the BIG Ones

January 2, 2013

If you have tired of nonstop hunting trips and sitting in treestands or huddling in duck blinds, maybe a fishing trip will be the reason for your next outdoor adventure. …

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Volunteers Sought

January 2, 2013

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is searching for a few good men—and women— who have a strong interest in supporting and saving America’s hunting heritage. We need volunteers to visit clubs, …

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Coyote Control Starts Now

December 20, 2012

As deer seasons come to an end in some regions, hunters are left wondering what to do next. May we suggest hunting coyotes.  In many states and regions you can …

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Animal Rights Terrorist Goes to Jail

December 20, 2012

The founder of the militant “Negotiation is Over” animal rights website, Camille Marino, was recently sentenced to six months in jail in Michigan for harassing a university professor and trespassing …

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HSUS Runs From Interview—and Hunting

December 20, 2012

During a mid-December radio show in Texas, Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle dodged commenting on hunting and other pressing HSUS controversies by simply hanging up. It …

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Heads Up on Deadlines

December 20, 2012

While the warm days of spring turkey hunting season, or next fall’s big game hunting adventures seem far away, now is the time to start thinking about your future hunts. …

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Waterfowl Hunters and Boaters–Take Precautions

December 14, 2012

The Home From the Hunt campaign underway in North Carolina carries important safety messages for waterfowl hunters and anyone using a boat to access hunting areas during the winter. The program …

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Sportsmen’s Act Hits Roadblock in the U.S. Senate

December 13, 2012

The Senate version of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 struck a roadblock last Monday night when it ran afoul of budget rules. The latest version of this bill – a …

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Wolf Hunting Seasons Off to Successful Start

December 13, 2012

The epic battle of man vs. wolves continues to play out in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin this winter. In Minnesota, hunters registered 147 wolves during the early portion of …

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American Heritage Girls Experience the Great Outdoors

December 13, 2012

A group of more than 75 women from around the country gained a better understanding of outdoor related activities thanks to the Trailblazer Adventure Program held recently at the American …

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Anti’s Ask Wisconsin Judge to Ignore the Law Dec 7

December 13, 2012

On December 5th, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation along with its partners in the case (Safari Club International, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and United Sportsmen of Wisconsin) filed our final …

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Introduction to Canada Goose Hunting

December 12, 2012

Division of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Adam Phelps teaches a waterfowl hunting workshop at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area near Linton, IN. To learn more about waterfowl hunting, visit …

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PETA Gobbles at White House

December 12, 2012

While the rest of America was celebrating the recent Thanksgiving Day holiday by gathering around a roasted turkey, not so for the minions of PETA. In fact, the group protested …

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Grilled Venison

December 7, 2012

Regional cooking expert Jesse Griffiths, author of “Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish,” shows how to grill venison to tender perfection and then dress …

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Rules to Make a Hunter

December 7, 2012

Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries offers some great tips on growing the ranks of hunters–and for helping new hunters find success and enjoyment in the field. The pointers are …

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Nevada Bear Hunting Ban Hearing This Saturday

December 5, 2012

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hear a petition this Saturday, December 8th, seeking to ban the hunting of bears with hounds in the state.  All sportsmen are encouraged …

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Make an Impact

December 3, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is offering a route for you to protect hunting, angling, and trapping—by becoming a Sentry. You are also urged to ask your friends, family and coworkers …

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On the Small Game Hunt

November 21, 2012

If there is one pursuit in hunting that combines action, thrills, moving, shooting, calling or stalking, and other adrenalin pumping activities—it’s the hunt for small game. Those rabbits and squirrels …

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Hi-Tech Turkey Prep and Cooking

November 20, 2012

Here is one great way to prepare a turkey–wild or farm-raised–from our friends at Camp Chef. Just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Tree Stand Safety–Going Up, and Down

November 15, 2012

This video provides pointers on staying safe when you are using a treestand. Please share it with family and friends. Be safe! And thanks to Mossy Oak for sharing this …

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Hunting a Hunting License

November 14, 2012

Nearly all hunting trips begin with the same process—purchasing a hunting license. Nearly every state makes these licenses available through numerous retail outlets, but many hunters decide in the evening …

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Anti-Hunting Group Lawsuit Targets Fish Stocking Programs

November 14, 2012

Wilderness Watch has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Game claiming that the Department’s fish stocking programs on some wilderness areas violates the Clean Water Act.  …

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Calls Needed for Federal Hunting and Fishing Protection Bill

November 14, 2012

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 continues to move forward in Congress.  On Tuesday, November 13th the U.S. Senate held a procedural vote that has cleared the way for consideration of …

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Reminder: Follow Treestand Safety Rules

November 12, 2012

With deer hunting seasons underway across much of the U.S., numerous state game departments and law enforcement offices are reporting injuries—and deaths—related to falls from treestands. In many of the …

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Bird Hunters Find Mixed Bags

November 9, 2012

With pheasant hunting seasons open across the Midwest, you could be wondering how everyone is doing on the hunt. South Dakota’s well-known pheasant season is open, and Iowa’s pheasant season …

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These Schools are Cool

November 9, 2012

While regular schools that teach reading and writing may not be fun for some students, the series of schools underway in Arizona might be worth your time to attend—and will …

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HSUS Crushed on Election Day

November 9, 2012

While the winners of a few races are possibly still unclear at this point, one thing is clear: the Humane Society of the United States lost big. Let’s review: HSUS’s …

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Post-Election Wrap Up

November 9, 2012

Election Day has come and gone and Americans have cast their votes.  Now politicians will turn their attention from winning elections to governing our country.  But how will the outcome …

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Chicago Bullet Tax Dropped, Gun Tax Still Moving Forward

November 2, 2012

Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioner’s President Toni Preckwinkle has dropped the five-cent per bullet “violence tax” that was recently proposed in the county budget.  The tax would have increased …

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Black Bears a Growing Concern

November 2, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to be outdoors and hunting, Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters to be cautious because black bears are actively foraging …

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Report Success–or Failure

November 2, 2012

You’ve hunted hard, found success, and killed an elk, bear or deer–or maybe a moose or caribou. Next, you place the required tag on the animal carcass according to printed …

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PETA Requests Fish Memorial Sign

November 2, 2012

As proof that the group has nothing better to do, a PETA representative in California is requesting that the city of Irvine erect a sign to recognize 1,600 pounds of …

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New Mexico Becomes 34th State to Pass Families Afield

November 2, 2012

New Mexico became the 34th state today to pass a Families Afield measure when the State Game Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the state’s hunter education requirements.  That amendment, …

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Mouth-Watering Venison Back Strap

October 29, 2012

Scott Leysath shows you how to easily tie a stuffed Venison back strap for cooking. Video courtesy of Hi Mountain Seasonings (http://www.himtnjerky.com/)

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Minnesota Court Denies Request to Halt Wolf Hunt

October 29, 2012

On Friday, October 26th, the Minnesota Supreme Court denied a request by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Minnesota-based group, Howling for Wolves, to stop the state’s wolf …

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PWR Blog: Lack of Leadership in D.C. Impacts Hunters and Anglers

October 25, 2012

Hunters and anglers have something new to worry about in Washington, D.C.:   “sequestration.”  This technical term refers to looming automatic budget cuts—scheduled to go into effect in January – as …

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USSA Staff Leader Celebrates 30 years “Fighting the Good Fight”

October 25, 2012

When sportsmen think about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, they think about how lobbyists, lawyers, PR professionals and many others have “won the day” protecting our outdoor heritage.  But behind the …

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The Fight Over Western Great Lakes Wolves

October 25, 2012

The legal status of wolves, the state management of wolves, and the hunting of wolves has once again become one of the biggest topics in the sportsmen’s community as anti-hunting …

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Wingshooting Safety Tips

October 25, 2012

This short video by the National Shooting Sports Foundation offers useful information for pheasant, dove, waterfowl and upland bird hunters. It’s a great refresher for seasoned hunters and a must-see …

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Travelers Beware of Wildlife

October 24, 2012

It’s that time of year again when deer, elk, moose, bears and other wildlife species are on the move—and wildlife and car collisions increase. This fall season means that animals …

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Memory Maker Photography Tips

October 23, 2012

The right photograph at the right time and place can create the memories of a lifetime for any deer hunting adventure. Always bring a camera and tripod along on your …

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Bullet Tax Proposal Robs Chicago Sportsmen

October 19, 2012

Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle is proposing a so-called “violence tax” in her budget plan for the County.  The unjustified and ill-conceived attack includes a five- …

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Court Grants USSAF Intervention in Wisconsin Wolf Lawsuit

October 19, 2012

Today, Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson granted a motion by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) along with Safari Club International, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and the …

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Deer Economics 101

October 19, 2012

There is no denying that deer hunters open their wallets wide when it’s time to buy gear or hunting licenses, pay for a meal or hotel room on a hunting …

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PETA’s Message Smells Fishy

October 19, 2012

Under a new twist to gain attention, PETA recently released a program explaining “9 Ways Fish are Just Like You.” The list starts off with the fact that people and …

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A First Aid Kit for Your Dog

October 16, 2012

Here is a great video with useful information to help you create a first aid kit for your dog. This is very important for hunting dogs on the go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmqd3-z_znE&feature=player_embedded#! …

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HSUS Threatens Lawsuit to Overturn Western Great Lakes Wolf Delisting

October 16, 2012

On Monday, October 15th, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Fund for Animals filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

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One Interesting Gun Commerical

October 15, 2012

While  commercials tend to be boring, this insight into the development of a new Browning shotgun commerical is anything but. It’s long but well worthy of watching. This one is …

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Becoming a Super Shotgun Shooter

October 15, 2012

There are several ways you can become more skillful with your shotgun, including focusing on the forward edge of a flying target. Find more details at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1y-e4Sw0t0&feature=autoplay&list=PLD5E0503E846D9CE6&playnext=1shotgunning Tips with Gil Ash

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PETA Urges People to Break the Law

October 11, 2012

There was no denying that PETA opposes hunting. Now the animal rights group also is on record urging people to violate laws—make that hunter harassment laws. In an October 9, …

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Wolf Seasons Underway—or Open Soon

October 11, 2012

There’s a new species in the sights of many hunters in the West this year—wolves. In Wyoming, where wolves are designated as predatory animals, or as trophy animals in two …

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Fun Facts About Deer

October 11, 2012

With deer hunting seasons open across much of America, we take a Fact-seeking look at what everyone is hunting for: FACT: The world-record white-tailed deer, according to the Boone and …

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2013-14 Duck Stamp Winner Decided

October 9, 2012

Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, Calif., is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made recently by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

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USSAF Files to Intervene in Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Lawsuit

October 5, 2012

Today, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation along with Safari Club International, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin filed a motion to intervene in a Wisconsin …

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Sportsmen’s Rally Scores Success

October 5, 2012

The recent, highly successful, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance “Save Our Heritage” Rally, sponsored by Ithaca Gun Company, is now history. Yet, there are numerous facets of that event that are worth …

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NOTE: Kill Reporting May Be Required

October 5, 2012

If you down a deer, bag a bear, or topple an elk in some states, the most important thing to do next could be reporting your success to the state’s …

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More Hunting Allowed

October 5, 2012

If you are looking for a place to hunt these days, then search out a national wildlife refuge near you. Hunting opportunities are increasing at many NWRs. As an example, …

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Congressman Speaks at 16th Annual Rally

October 4, 2012

Congressman Paul Ryan gives the keynote address at the 16th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally on September 29, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Ithaca Gun Presented to Congressman Paul Ryan

October 4, 2012

An Ithaca Shotgun was presented to Congressman Paul Ryan as a part of the16th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally on September 29, 2012.  Congressman Ryan later signed the gun and …

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USSA Save Our Heritage Rally Remarks

October 4, 2012

President and CEO Bud Pidgeon talks at the 16th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally, Saturday September 29, 2012.

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Contest Voting Is Open

October 4, 2012

While the red, white and blue car decals with the “Hunters Vote,” “Anglers Vote,” and “Trappers Vote,” messages will clearly catch any eye, it’s the creative ways that U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance …

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U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Bestows Two Patriot Awards

October 2, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) awarded one of its highest honors on two long-time sportsmen’s advocates.  The honor—the Patriot Award—is awarded to people who have contributed throughout their lives to …

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Vice-President Nominee Keynotes Sportsmen’s Super-Rally

September 29, 2012

Before a sold-out audience of hunters, anglers, trappers and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance members, 2012 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Congressman Paul Ryan let the gathered know—he’s one of them. He also …

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Minnesota Wolf Hunt

September 21, 2012

On Tuesday September 18th, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Minnesota-based group, Howling for Wolves, filed a lawsuit in the Minnesota Court of Appeals against the Minnesota Department of …

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Hunting a Hunting License

September 21, 2012

During yesteryear, if you needed a hunting license, you had to drive around and find a business that sold the licenses, and then you often had to stand in line …

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Behold National Hunting & Fishing Day

September 21, 2012

It is a fact that the opening day of any hunting or fishing season make hunters and anglers cheer, but now there’s one more day to cheer about—National Hunting and …

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Find a Place to Shoot

September 21, 2012

September and October are the months when squirrel seasons open, big game hunters seek out bighorn sheep, and hunters head afield. The key to success is often pre-trip preparation. This …

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It’s Your Day—Celebrate

September 21, 2012

The rest of the nation joins you in celebrating the conservation feats and milestones that hunters and anglers have accomplished for all Americans on September 22 as National Hunting and …

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Party like a Conservationist!

September 19, 2012

In case you’ve been sleeping and missed the big news, National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday, September 22. Celebrations will be underway in many states, including: West Virginia, …

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The History Behind a Day

September 17, 2012

More than 100 years ago, hunters and anglers became the lead supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that development and unregulated uses of …

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Going for Gators

September 14, 2012

If you have grown tired of hunting deceptive deer and diving doves, then maybe it’s time to hunt a new species. How about alligators? This is a hunt, however, that’s …

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The Dirty Dozen

September 13, 2012

With hunting seasons opening, it’s important to take note of groups that are working against your opportunities to hunt, trap, fish and enjoy the outdoors. To that effect, here is …

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Large Duck Flight Expected

September 13, 2012

Waterfowlers take note, and make hunting plans, based on this possible great news: The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s mid-summer waterfowl surveys indicated hunters can expect another large fall flight. …

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The Elusive Elk

September 13, 2012

While many U.S. hunters have thoughts of doves and deer on their minds now, there are hunters who are heading afield in search of much bigger prizes—elk. The archery hunting …

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Bowhunters Heading Afield

September 12, 2012

The good news for archery enthusiasts across much of America is that the bowhunting seasons are opening soon—or open—in many states and regions. For most hunters this means tranquil hours …

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Judge Stops Part of Wisconsin Wolf Hunt

September 12, 2012

On August 31st, Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson granted a request by anti-hunting organizations for a temporary injunction to prohibit hunting wolves with dogs while their lawsuit against …

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Finding a Place to Hunt

September 12, 2012

One important element of hunting is having, or finding, a place to hunt. The good news is that your hunt for a place to hunt has become much easier. There …

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Look for the Tag

September 11, 2012

While many outdoorsmen are thinking only about hunting these days, there are still men and women who are casting and catching on fishing adventures. At times the fishing and catching …

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Wow: Hog Hunting with an Air Rifle

September 10, 2012

This great video covers a wild boar hunt, and the hunter has an air rifle. Be certain to watch for the shot!

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Trapping Classes Open Exciting Options

September 10, 2012

Most outdoorsmen and women know about hunter education and possibly archery education courses. These education programs are offered by game departments and conservation clubs from coast to coast. Now add …

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Education for Bowhunters

September 6, 2012

With archery hunting seasons open—or opening soon—in many states, now could be a great time for those with a passion for sticks and strings to increase their education. There are …

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Firearm Safety is a Priority

September 5, 2012

With hunting seasons open or opening soon, more Americans will be handling firearms at home and in our nation’s fields and forests. Gun safety should always be a priority. Here …

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Wyoming Wolves Head to State Management

September 4, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is officially recovered. This means that the wolves are no longer protected under the federal …

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Wildlife Restoration Act Helps Hunters

August 30, 2012

The date was September 2, 1937 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt picked up a pen and signed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act into law. The act is better …

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Dove Season Equals Safe Fun

August 29, 2012

It’s that time of year again as dove season openers will sweep across America and hunters, along with their friends and families, will gather around farm fields and openings everywhere …

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Antis Threaten Lawsuit to Ban Trapping in Montana

August 29, 2012

Anti-trapping groups have filed a sixty-day notice of intent to sue the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeking to ban or severely restrict trapping in the state.  WildEarth …

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California Governor Signs Hunting Ban

August 29, 2012

When Senate Bill 1221, a measure to ban bear and bobcat hunting with hounds, reached California Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, he did as expected—he signed it. The highly controversial measure …

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Trailblazer Charity Shoot Excites Supporters

August 23, 2012

As the sun rose over southeast Ohio on Saturday, August 11th, so did the anticipation level of the nearly 100 shooters who had gathered for the 2012 Ron Blosser Memorial …

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Bowhunters: Start Thinking Safety

August 23, 2012

To help bowhunters everywhere lessen the chance of becoming a treestand accident number or fatality, the National Bowhunter Education Foundation is offering Project Stand. This education program is designed to …

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USSA Submits Comments Opposing Federal Dog Rule

August 23, 2012

Earlier this year, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a part of the United States Department of Agriculture, proposed a new rule that would expand the number of …

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California Assembly Passes Hunting Ban

August 23, 2012

California moved one step closer to enacting a ban on bear and bobcat hunting with hounds yesterday as Senate Bill 1221 was passed by the state’s Assembly. The bill, which …

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America’s Top 10 Threats to Trapping

August 22, 2012

Courtesy of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance/ www.ussportsmen.org. There are many forces in America working to end trapping and wise wildlife management. Here are a few of those anti-trapping groups: 1-   …

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Our Most Popular Hunting Dogs

August 21, 2012

With opening day of dove season only days away in many states, we thought you’d like to see where your hunting dog ranks as a top breed on the 2011 …

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Youth Dove Hunts on the Horizon

August 15, 2012

  If there’s one type of hunting that nearly every youth can participate in—and enjoy—it is dove hunting. Along with lots of shotgunning experience, important talks with family and friends, …

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Romney Selects Sportsman for VP

August 14, 2012

This election, avid sportsmen and women will know for sure that one of the candidates running for President and Vice President is one of their own.  This past weekend former …

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Big Predators are Big Problems

August 9, 2012

As more and more states place restrictions on hunters—or eliminate types of hunting like the proposed ban on using hounds to hunt bears and bobcats in California—it is apparent that …

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New York Bill Limits Ammunition Sales

August 9, 2012

New legislation introduced in New York would severely limit the amount of ammunition sportsmen and gun owners could purchase. Senate Bill 7828, sponsored by Senator Jose R. Peralta (D-Queens), would …

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Wisconsin Wolf Hunt

August 9, 2012

On Wednesday, August 8th a coalition of animal rights groups filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in an attempt to stop the state’s upcoming wolf …

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Rifle Sight-in Process – Rifle Shooting Technique – NSSF Shooting Sportscast

August 9, 2012

This great video covers details on how to quickly sight in a rifle.   You will learn details on bore sighting and shooting prone. Sighting in a rifle

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Olympic Athletes with Bullets and Bows

August 9, 2012

While most of us read—and cheered–that female shotgunner Kim Rhode won another gold at the Olympics, the sad fact is that the mass media has failed to report on shooting competitions …

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Problem Black Bears Persist Nationwide

July 31, 2012

When your family goes outdoors for adventure, the last thing you expect to encounter is problem wildlife, especially black bears. Now the problem seems to be growing across America and …

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Youth Hunting Options Filling Fast

July 31, 2012

While it may seem hunting seasons are many moons away, look at your calendar. They’ll begin before you know it. So the real question becomes: is your son, daughter, nephew, …

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Shocking: PETA Taking Bets on Senator’s Death

July 31, 2012

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) retracted a memo that called for “Meatless Mondays.”  The scary memo, which read like it was written by an animal rights activist, …

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Protect What’s Right Blog: Taxpayer Millions Paid to Anti-Hunting Organizations

July 31, 2012

Documents provided by the U.S. Department of Justice to the House Natural Resources Committee show that our federal government is giving millions of taxpayer dollars to anti-hunting organizations.  Anti-hunting groups …

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Improve Your Shotgunning Skills

July 26, 2012

With most outdoors enthusiasts’ attention turned to fishing—or staying cool—it’s easy to overlook the fact that hunting seasons start in many areas in about a month. Are you prepared? In …

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Decal Contest Offers Reward

July 26, 2012

If you’ve spotted one of the new U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance decals on a truck bumper or boat’s transom, you are not alone. Now those decals could win you a cool …

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Vegan HSUS Agenda Revealed

July 26, 2012

If you wonder to yourself why the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends millions of dollars fighting farms, eradicating eggs, howling about hogs, and heckling some of the …

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Federal Dog Rule Should Worry Sportsmen

July 26, 2012

Recently, the animal rights lobby persuaded the federal government to propose new rules that would expand the number and types of dog owners the federal government regulates. Here’s why sportsmen should …

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Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

July 19, 2012

Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the …

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One Big Fishy Tale

July 19, 2012

While most anglers use rod, line and hooks to bring a fish to hand, some anglers actually use their hands. They are noodlers. And noodling has a new king in …

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Sierra Club Seeks Elk Hunt End

July 19, 2012

The Sierra Club has asked that the Grand Teton National Park complete yet another environmental review of its annual elk hunt. The group cites “changing conditions” since the park last …

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Get Involved, Make an Impact

July 19, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is offering several routes to action during this important election year. One route to protecting hunting, angling, and trapping is to join as Sentry—and ask your …

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Dove Days are Coming Soon

July 18, 2012

Yikes! July is fading fast and August will become one hot blur for those of us who are watching the calendar pages and wishing for September—and the opening day of …

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PETA Squeals Like Pigs

July 11, 2012

Just when you thought you’d seen, heard and read it all from the wackos and animal right radicals at PETA—think again. The clueless folks there recently urged their followers and …

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Help Prevent Wildfires

July 11, 2012

Courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation During dry and hot weather conditions, as the West is currently experiencing, wildfires are easily started and can quickly grow into blazes that …

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ICast Fishing Update

July 11, 2012

Cabela’s ICast coverage explores some new fishing gear- Follow the link below to find out more about new gear coming to a store near you. Abu Garcia Revo STX Casting …

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Archery Tournament Lands in Ohio

July 6, 2012

The 3rd Leg of the prestigious International Bowhunting Organization’s (IBO) National Championship Triple Crown will be held in central Ohio on July 13-15. The event is open to all archers—no …

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Protect Your Passions as a Sentry

July 3, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance innovative Sentry program helps keep you informed and connected to your fellow hunters, anglers and trappers across the United States. As a Sentry member, you receive …

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Hunters Hit the Books

July 3, 2012

While many hunters think the only hunting-related books or courses they’ll ever attend are those for basic hunter education, more and more hunters are finding reasons to return to classes—and …

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Sierra Club Sets Anti-Trapping Policy

July 3, 2012

In a May 19th written statement from the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors, the group has officially gone on record as opposing nearly any and all forms of trapping—period. The …

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Show Your Red, White and Blue

July 3, 2012

Sportsmen and women across American know that a big presidential election looms this fall.  Numerous swing states contain large sportsmen voting blocs— meaning hunters, anglers and trappers will influence the …

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California Politicians Give Anti’s a “Do-Over,” Pass Anti-Hunting Bill

July 2, 2012

Today, the California Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee held a special hearing specifically to revote on Senate Bill 1221, a bill banning the hunting of black bears and bobcats …

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Elk Returning to Missouri

June 28, 2012

Elk are returning to Missouri. Watch this exciting video by Missouri’s Department of Conservation about the release.

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Sportsmen Win Latest Round in California

June 26, 2012

Backers of Senate Bill 1221, which would ban hunting of black bears and bobcats using hounds, failed to earn enough votes to pass the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee …

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Action Needed – Delaware House Could Vote on Anti-Tether Bill Soon!

June 25, 2012

The Delaware House of Representatives may soon consider a dog tethering bill that would treat many responsible sporting dog owners as criminals.  Your calls are needed today! As the legislative …

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National Event Gets Kids Outdoors

June 22, 2012

If you stopped in or passed by one of the 34 Cabela’s stores across America on June 9th, you probably saw a large number of kids and families present. Those …

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Hunter Education—Classes Open Now

June 21, 2012

While the calendar shows that Labor Day weekend and the start of many fall hunting seasons is two months away, the fact is that many states are reminding hunters who …

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HSUS Buys and Bullies Companies

June 21, 2012

In his June 11, 2012 blog on the Humane Society of the United States website, Wayne Pacelle, HSUS President and CEO, boasts about companies that knuckled under to HSUS pressure—and …

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Assembly Hearing Set for California Hunting Ban

June 21, 2012

California Senate Bill 1221, banning the use of dogs to hunt bear and bobcats, is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on Tuesday, …

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Catch a Fishing Clinic

June 14, 2012

If you and your family are searching for an excitement filled event this summer, take a look at fishing clinics. Many of these introductory classes cover the basics of fishing, …

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CBD Files Yet another Frivolous Lead Lawsuit

June 14, 2012

After twice petitioning the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban lead in traditional hunting ammunition—and after being twice previously denied—the Center for Biological Diversity is back at it.  …

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An Army of Animal Rights Attorneys?

June 14, 2012

The recently released Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 2011 Annual Report reveals some interesting (and scary) facts that all hunters, anglers, trappers, and Americans should note. Particularly, we …

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Keep On Hunting

June 14, 2012

While the spring turkey hunting season has faded from the calendars, some hunters feel as though they are left with nothing to do until fall arrives. Hunters in the know, …

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PWR Blog: Sportsmen’s Calls are Critical to Compel Senators to Protect Hunting on Public Land

June 14, 2012

In March and April, bi-partisan majorities in the House Natural Resources Committee and the full U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012. The most …

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Two Anti-Sporting Dog Bills on the Move

June 7, 2012

Rhode Island House Bill 7663, introduced by Representative John J. DeSimone (D-Providence), would arbitrarily ban many common dog confinement practices used by sporting and other dog owners. The bill would …

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Anti-Sporting Dog Bill Could Get Vote TOMORROW

June 4, 2012

Rhode Island House Bill 7663, introduced by Representative John J. DeSimone (D-Providence), would arbitrarily ban many common dog confinement practices used by sporting and other dog owners. The bill would …

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Keeping Hunting Dogs Healthy

June 3, 2012

While summer heat is searing much of America, hunting dog owners everywhere are encouraged to be certain that their dogs are properly cared for, and prepared for, the “dog days” …

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Delaware Bill Threatens Dog Owners

May 31, 2012

The Delaware Senate has scheduled a vote on a dog tethering bill that would treat many responsible sporting dog owners as criminals.  Your calls are needed today! Senate Bill 211, …

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Could You Lose Your Job Because You Went Hunting?

May 31, 2012

The answer is yes, of course.  Especially if you were supposed to be at work, your work was not completed prior to your hunting trip, or if you lacked time …

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Wildlife Land Trust Is a Farce

May 31, 2012

The Humane Society of the United States has many “fronts” that work to ban hunting while at the same time raking in money and other commodities from the unsuspecting public. …

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USSA Makes it Easy to Stay Connected

May 31, 2012

The USSA is taking full advantage of the “explosion” in social media by giving sportsmen and women numerous ways to stay informed and stay connected regarding the fight to protect …

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PWR Blog: Why the Lies Being Told in California Should Worry Sportsmen Nationwide

May 31, 2012

It’s easy to understand why California Houndsmen are up in arms as the animal rights lobby continues its push to ban hunting with hounds for bobcat and bears.  But what …

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Hunting with Family

May 24, 2012

A top complaint in today’s nomadic America is that when family members move out of state, it’s costly or nearly impossible for that “nonresident” to return and hunt with families …

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Introduction to Range Safety

May 24, 2012

Introduction to Range Safety  Here are some great pointers from www.nssf.org to follow when you visit a shooting range for a practice session. Always follow the fundamentals of firearms safety.

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Bowhunters Again Under Attack by PETA

May 24, 2012

Grab your calendars and turn them back about 20 years, and then you’ll see today’s PETA—a radical animal rights group that continues to oppose bowhunting. PETA has again turned its …

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Watch the Target

May 24, 2012

The good news for shooters everywhere is that there is no shortage of reasons to break out the shotgun, rifle, or handgun this summer and spend an afternoon or day …

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Exposed: Meet the Senators Responsible for California’s Hunting Ban Vote

May 24, 2012

The behind the scenes story about how the California Senate came to vote to prohibit bear and bobcat hunting with hounds is a real eye-opener to hunters about how state …

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Who Voted How On California SB 1221

May 21, 2012

On Monday, May 21, 2012, the California Senate voted to ban bear and bobcat hunting with hounds. The bill – SB 1221 – was sponsored by the world’s largest anti-hunting …

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Anti-Hunting Bill Passes California Senate

May 21, 2012

California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate today. The passage of SB 1221 by …

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Hollywood’s Walk of Shame

May 17, 2012

While Hollywood is often known for being generous to causes, a growing legion of well-known entertainment stars is also anti-hunting and opposed to trapping. They show their animal rights leanings …

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Fishing at the Library

May 17, 2012

Summer is near and in most areas that means going fishing with family and friends. For others it means that their kids have briefly tried fishing at a U.S. Sportsmen’s …

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Is it a Big One?

May 17, 2012

You go hunting and kill a wild gobbler, but when you lift it up from the ground for that long trek back to the truck, you realize your prize is …

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PWR Blog: Sportsmen – Don’t Fall for Politician Doubletalk

May 17, 2012

By Jeremy Rine, USSA’s in-house counsel and assoc. director of state services Whether you’re making calls to defeat California Senate Bill 1221, which would ban hunting bears with hounds, or …

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Partnership Gets Young Women Outdoors

May 17, 2012

The shooting and hunting community has gained a much larger participation base thanks to a new partnership between the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program and the American …

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Act Now on Dream Giveaway!

May 17, 2012

The 2013 Outdoor Adventure Dream Giveaway sweepstakes is a nationwide drawing sponsored by the WorldCause Foundation. By making a tax-deductible donation and entering to win one of three incredible prize …

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Our Oldest Outdoor Tradition

May 14, 2012

By Doug Jeanneret, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Vice President of Marketing As Benjamin Franklin said before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most …

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Alert: Montana Wolf Trapping under Attack

May 14, 2012

Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is considering a proposal that would allow for a new wolf trapping season beginning in the fall of 2012.  Footloose Montana, an anti-trapping organization …

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7 Reasons the Left Should Be Pro-Hunting

May 14, 2012

What are your thoughts on why most Democratic lawmakers vote anti-sportsmen?  Visit the Protect What’s Right blog to read seven reasons why they ought to be on our side.

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Who’s Supporting Animal Rights?

May 9, 2012

Ever wonder which groups are supporting the animal rights movement through partnerships and dollars?  The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) works to end trapping and …

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Cabela’s® Announces Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? Participating Waters

May 9, 2012

SIDNEY, Neb. (May 4, 2012) – Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today the participating waters for Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?, a …

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Delaware Anti-Tethering Bill Introduced

May 9, 2012

Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Senator Patricia M. Blevins (D- Elsmere), would add commonly used dog tethering practices to the states definition of animal cruelty.   Animal cruelty is a Class …

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Public Lands: Biospheres Under Glass? Not If USSA Can Help It

May 9, 2012

As regular U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance readers know, on April 17th, the House of Representatives passed the most important fishing and hunting bill in 15 years – HR 4089, The Sportsmen’s …

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Truth is Collateral Damage to Anti-hunters and Legislators Who Vote Their Way

May 9, 2012

When it comes to asserting the rights of animals, the end truly justifies the means for the animal rights lobby, and their minions in Congress and state legislatures across the …

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Connecticut Anti-Trapping Bill Claims Trapping is Danger to Children

May 9, 2012

Connecticut House Bill 5324, introduced by the Select Committee on Children, would prohibit trappers from setting any leghold trap on or within 1,500 feet of any school or day care …

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High Climbing Hounds

May 8, 2012

If you need a better idea about what it’s like to chase raccoons with hounds in the night’s darkness, view this video and watch as the dogs actually climb up …

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Ellett Brothers Receives Multiple Honors

May 7, 2012

CHAPIN, S.C. – Ellett Brothers, a U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Outdoor Business Council (OBC) member, received numerous awards and recognition during the 2012 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show that …

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After Success

May 7, 2012

You hear a wild turkey gobbling on the roost through the eerie, pre-dawn darkness. You move closer to the roost in stealth mode, set up a decoy, and settle in. …

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Voting Matters!

May 7, 2012

Sportsmen can determine control of Congress and the White House. Find out more at Protect What’s Right.

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Angler catches, releases potential state-record walleye

May 3, 2012

In the 2012 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fishing handbook on page 77 there is a graph that can give an angler the approximate weight of a fish based on …

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New York Bill Would Pave Way for Dove Hunting Season

May 2, 2012

Senate Bill 6968, sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse), would classify mourning doves as “migratory game birds,” allowing New York wildlife officials to set a dove hunting season. While …

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Sporting Clays Herald Spring

May 2, 2012

With warmer days sweeping America, many gun ranges that were closed during the winter months have now reopened. While a common sight of spring is colorful flowers, in many areas …

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Hunting with Family

May 2, 2012

A top complaint in today’s nomadic America is that when families move away and out of state, it’s costly or nearly impossible for a nonresident to return and hunt with …

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Summer Schools for Young Hunters

May 2, 2012

When making plans for your kids’ summer days that are ahead, consider enrolling them in an education course—hunter education that is. State game departments, summer camps, and sportsmen’s groups across …

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Free Fishing

May 2, 2012

If there’s ever been a good reason to go outdoors and take the kids or family with you, it’s Free Fishing Days. These days when no costly fishing license is …

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City Fights Fleas—and PETA

May 2, 2012

Recently, Frederick, Colorado, implemented a city ordinance requiring private property owners to remove prairie dogs from their land. In the Board of Trustees Agenda Memorandum, the city notes concerns about …

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H.R. 4089 Provides Fundraising Bonanza for Extremist Groups

April 30, 2012

Anti-hunting and Environmental Lobby Distort the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act to Raise Money Following in the footsteps of the nation’s most powerful anti-hunting organization, a quartet of environmental groups wasted no …

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New Website Serves All Sportsmen

April 30, 2012

To help and educate all hunters, anglers, trappers, recreational shooters, and persons with an interest in the great outdoors and conservation, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has launched “The Sportsmen’s Daily”—a …

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Top Five Foes of Fishing

April 30, 2012

While spring means warmer waters, active fish, and anglers making casts across America, take note that there are groups working to prevent you from ever making another cast—or from catching …

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California Senate Bill 1221 Senate Committee Vote Breakdown

April 30, 2012

On April 24th, the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water approved Senate Bill 1221 by a 5-3 vote.  The bill would ban the use of hounds to hunt …

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Anti-Hunting Groups Ask People to Lie to Congress

April 30, 2012

There has been a deluge of misinformation about HR 4089, the most significant pro-hunting legislation of the last 15 years.  This past Friday the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance provided a complete …

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Listeners Hear Sandhill Season Debate

April 25, 2012

Wisconsin Public Radio listeners tuned in to hear an unusual topic on-the-air one recent morning. U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Federal Affairs Bill Horn was debating an Audubon society member …

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Donations Needed to Defeat California Bill

April 25, 2012

On April 24, 2012, California’s Senate Natural Resources Committee voted to pass SB 1221, which would ban hunting bears and bobcats with hounds.  Sportsmen groups were hoping to keep the …

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Sportsmen’s Heritage Act Needs Your Support

April 25, 2012

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most important legislation protecting hunters, anglers, and shooters in the past 15 years.  The fate of the bill, H.R. 4089, now …

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Hearing is First Step to Reopen Angler Access

April 25, 2012

Fishing can be as simple as driving or walking to the water’s edge and tossing in a lure—unless you want to go to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area (CHNSRA). …

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Four Reasons Hunting Really Matters in the 2012 Elections

April 25, 2012

Unfortunately the vast majority of elected officials are not hunters.  So it is up to sportsmen to convince them why they should care about our issues.  Of course there are …

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Resources to Keep You Informed

April 25, 2012

It’s vital as the election draws near that sportsmen and women stay informed on things both in Washington D.C. and in state capitals.  Here are two tools to help: Check …

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HSUS: Lawyers In Cages

April 25, 2012

We found this on line and thought you might find it interesting.  The source is www.humanewatch.org.

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Anti-hunting Bill Clears California Senate Committee

April 24, 2012

California legislation that would ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats was passed out of committee today.  Opponents of Senate Bill 1221 were unable to convince …

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What should hunters look for in a politician at election time?

April 23, 2012

It’s election time again.  And all over America various interest groups are discovering that our local politicians do in fact still know we exist.   Visit the Protect What’s Right …

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USSA Talks Sportsmen’s Rights / H.R. 4089 on C-SPAN

April 20, 2012

Watch U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Federal Affairs Bill Horn on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal discussing Sportsmen’s Rights, and H.R. 4089-the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012.   H.R. 4089, which just passed …

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When Ethical Treatment Goes Wrong

April 19, 2012

Could it be true that in an animal shelter run by a society dedicated to the ethical treatment of animals the percentage of animals killed is nearly 95 percent?  Is …

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USSA Director of Federal Affairs to Appear on C-SPAN

April 19, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance played a key role in the passage of H.R. 4089 through the U.S. House of Representatives.  The bill, also called the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, …

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USSA Breaks Down Vote on Sportsmen’s Heritage Act

April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most significant pro-sportsmen legislation in the last 15 years.  The vote was 274-146.  Here are some additional vote breakdowns.  Click …

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Texas Sporting Dogs Retain Protection

April 18, 2012

Texas’ Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) recently adopted final commercial dog breeder regulations that include a crucial sporting dog exemption. Last year, the Texas legislature passed controversial House Bill …

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Is Revenge the Right Method to Manage California Wildlife?

April 18, 2012

A recent Los Angeles Times blog sheds some light on what is behind the attack on California hunters… retribution.  Entitled, “Controversial cougar kill spawns proposed ban on hunting with dogs,” …

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U.S. House Votes to Protect Hunting / Shooting on Public Land

April 17, 2012

With bipartisan support the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the most significant pro-sportsmen legislation in 15 years.  H.R. 4089, which passed by a vote of 274-146, is a package …

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“I’ve never seen a form of hunting that the USSA doesn’t support.”

April 16, 2012

That’s a direct quote from Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the world’s largest animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States during a debate with me over legislation that …

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USSA Takes on HSUS Over CA Hound Hunting Ban

April 13, 2012

Listen as USSA Senior VP Rob Sexton Goes Toe to Toe With HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle on Southern California Public Radio.

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USSA Sentry Founds University Trap & Skeet Club

April 12, 2012

DePauw University, near Greencastle, Indiana, recently approved a Trap & Skeet Club as a way for students to enjoy the shooting sports in a safe, ethical and collegial environment. The …

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Protect What’s Right: The Best Defense…USSA’s Strategy to Protect Hunting on Federal Lands

April 12, 2012

History teaches that the guys who hold the high ground are in the best position to win the battle.  Hunters and anglers hold the moral high ground – our legacy …

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Candid Camera: Trail Cam Style

April 12, 2012

A quick deer sighting from the woods.

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Protect What’s Right: What Stops You From Taking Someone Hunting?

April 12, 2012

The future of hunting depends on hunters taking family and friends into the field.  Evan Heusinkveld, USSA’s director of state services, talks about what holds us back from asking someone …

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Alert: Coalition Opposing California Hunting Ban Grows

April 12, 2012

Local, state, and national sportsmen organizations, and outdoor media groups, are flocking to join the fight to defeat a California Senate Bill that would ban the use of dogs to …

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Rhode Island Dog Housing Bill Could Get Vote TOMORROW

April 11, 2012

Sportsmen Calls Needed TODAY! Senate Bill 2035, introduced by Senator John Tassoni (D-Smithfield), would prohibit keeping a dog in a pen, cage, or other shelter for more than 14 total …

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Families Afield: West Virginia Becomes 33rd State to Pass Families Afield Legislation

April 5, 2012

This week, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law Senate Bill 478, a measure aimed at recruiting new hunters in the state. The bill, sponsored by Senator John …

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Anti: Sierra Club Pushes Anti-trapping Agenda

April 5, 2012

The Sierra Club taskforce has proposed adopting a formal anti-trapping policy for the organization at the national level.  Under the proposal, the Sierra Club would oppose the use of conibear …

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California Anti-Hunting Bill Scheduled for Hearing

April 5, 2012

California Senate Bill 1221, which bans the use of dogs when hunting bears and bobcats, has been scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 24th.  The bill will be heard by …

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Protect What’s Right: Hunting, Politics, and…Baseball?

April 4, 2012

The classic 1888 poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer made me think of important lessons for sportsmen who want to Protect What’s Right when we are under attack. …

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Trailblazer Program: One Million Strong

April 3, 2012

The Trailblazer Adventure Program was designed to expose families to outdoor activities during the Trailblazer Adventure Day and offer them the chance to engage in the activities through the year-long …

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What’s Right about Hunting with Hounds

April 3, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is working with California Houndsmen for Conservation (CHC) and others to defeat California Senate Bill 1221, which would ban bear and bobcat hunting with hounds. In …

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Protect What’s Right

April 2, 2012

Check out the most recent post on our new Protect What’s Right blog about how the Antis are trying to make you afraid to tell others that hunting is fun. …

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U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Advances Hunting, Fishing Trapping

April 2, 2012

Bud Pidgeon, President of US Sportsmen’s Alliance encourages outdoorsmen to help USSA support hunting, fishing and trapping in the United States.

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Hearing Scheduled on Thurston County Hunting Ban

April 2, 2012

Proposal Would Eliminate Hunting Opportunities on Public and Private Lands County Commissioners in Thurston County, Washington have proposed enacting strict, new, no shooting zones that would eliminate hunting on many …

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Combined National Bills Advance Sportsmen Interests

April 1, 2012

Hunters and anglers have faced numerous federally imposed restrictions in recent years.  New legislation in Congress, to be put on a fast track in the U.S. House of Representatives, tackles …

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Important Issues To Outdoorsmen

March 30, 2012

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance tackles legislative issues that affect the rights of hunters, fishermen, trappers and other outdoor activities.

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Protect What’s Right Blog: What’s Behind California Senate Bill 1221? An Organization Working to Ban All Hunting

March 30, 2012

The main force behind the effort to ban the hunting of California’s black bears and bobcats with hounds is the world’s largest anti-hunting group – a group that won’t be …

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Families Afield License Sales Tops Three-Quarter Million

March 30, 2012

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) recently released new research, compiled by Mile Creek Communications, demonstrating the vast impact that the Families Afield program is having across the country.  Since the …

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Get Organized and Go

March 26, 2012

Let’s face it—a lot of pre-planning and packing is required when it’s time to head to the shooting range. There always seems to be so many items that need to …

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A Clean Gun is a Ready Gun

March 26, 2012

Whether you shoot often or occasionally, the fact is that most firearms operate more smoothly and dependably when cleaned and cared for properly. The bad news is that if you’ve …

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Those Cunning Coyotes

March 26, 2012

In case you have not heard, one of the biggest and most thrilling hunting markets is predators with coyotes topping the list. Call manufacturers, rifle builders, and hunting gear sources …

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Take Me Fishing Program Provides Angling Action

March 26, 2012

Fishing has always been a popular American pastime. The problem with starting a fishing interest today, however, is finding the answer to the many questions of where, when, and how. …

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Trailblazer Adventure Program Plans Expansion in 2012

March 26, 2012

With the 2012 calendar year well underway, now is a great time to start finalizing your outdoor plans—and hopefully those plans will involve hosting or volunteering at a U.S. Sportsmen’s …

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Smokey Got it Wrong

March 26, 2012

Just when images of Smokey Bear and his prominent campaign hat come to mind and tell you to prevent wildfires, it seems some fire is a good thing. That’s why, …

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Deer are Dollars — Or Big Bucks

March 26, 2012

There’s no denying the power of white-tailed deer, and especially whitetails with huge antlers. These beasts, alive and mounted, make hunter’s sweat, tremble, gasp for air—and spend money. In fact, …

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Hunting for Good News

March 26, 2012

When it comes to hunting, years of declining hunter participation numbers is now apparently being reversed. Popular programs such as Families Afield and the Trailblazer Adventure Program are definitely doing …

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Welcome To Your New Daily Outdoor Experience

March 26, 2012

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF), its volunteers, members, donors, partners and the …

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It’s Time For Turkeys

March 26, 2012

Here’s your Spring warning—turkey hunting season is open–or will be opening during the days and weeks ahead in some areas of the United States. In Texas, for example, a youth …

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Combined National Bills Advance Sportsmen Interests

March 26, 2012

Hunters and anglers have faced numerous federally imposed restrictions in recent years. Legislation now before Congress, and put on a fast track in the U.S. House of Representatives, tackles some …

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Bill to Ban Hunting Introduced in California

March 23, 2012

Fresh off their failed attempt to play politics with the California Fish and Game Commission, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has now teamed up with California State …

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Bill to Ban Hunting Introduced in California

March 23, 2012

Fresh off their failed attempt to play politics with the California Fish and Game Commission, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has now teamed up with California State …

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Get Involved! Calif. SB 1221

March 22, 2012

Call your State Senator Today and ask them to vote NO on SB 1221! Visit the Legislative Action Center for their contact info. Join the Fight on Facebook.  

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Sportsmen’s Heritage Act Clears Key Hurdle

March 1, 2012

Sportsmen Need to Call Their Congressmen Now The newly introduced House Resolution 4089—strongly supported by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) – has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources …

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Apprentice Hunting Bills Gaining Ground in New Jersey and West Virginia

February 16, 2012

During recent years, the Families Afield program has swept across the country, with state after state passing measures aimed at reducing and removing unnecessary barriers that impede the next generation …

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New Jersey Apprentice Hunting Bills Reintroduced

January 20, 2012

Senate Bill 1083, sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D- Piscataway), and Assembly Bill 1544, sponsored by Assemblyman John J Burzichelli (D- Paulsboro), would allow youth ages 10 and older and …

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Wolf Delisting Decision a Big Win for Sportsmen

December 21, 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that gray wolf populations in the Western Great Lakes region have exceeded recovery goals and should no longer be protected under the …

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PETA Again Promotes Wearing of Fur

December 5, 2011

One of the more bizarre acts by the animal rights radical PETA could be the group’s distribution of fur coats in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December 2011. The PETA news release …

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Select Your Bullet

December 4, 2011

Volumes of books have been written about ammunition, but many shooters and hunters still have questions. The only thing directly linking you and your firearm to any target is the …

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Your Best Shot

December 4, 2011

When it comes time to take a shot at paper or at an animal, the question always arises as to what type of ammunition should you use, and where to …

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Coming to Terms with Technology

December 4, 2011

Every shooter at some time—or nearly always—uses optics. From riflescopes to spotting scopes and binoculars, these optical aides can save you a lot of time and walking effort as you …

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Finding a Place to Shoot

December 4, 2011

If you count yourself among the millions of American gun owners, then the one thing you may need is a place to shoot. Your next move should be to visit …

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PETA Promotes Problem Coyotes

December 4, 2011

A recent news release by PETA urges followers to contact a Halifax County, Virginia, councilman to stop a proposed poisoning of problem coyotes. PETA reports that poisoning causes “Convulsions, vomiting, …

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PETA Steals HSUS Play in Doghouses

December 4, 2011

The Humane Society of the U.S. is well known for using photos of sickly looking dogs to attract attention and push for donations. Now, a new twist on this tired …

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PETA Attacks Kids Cartoon Character

December 4, 2011

Recently PETA issued a holiday press release attacking the iconic Nintendo mascot Mario for wearing a Tanooki (a raccoon like dog) suit. In his latest adventure, the Nintendo’s Super Mario …

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The Endangered Species Service? Obama Administration Deal Forces Questionable ESA Listings

December 4, 2011

While the stalled economy dominants Washington, D.C. these days, the pot continues to boil regarding hunting and fishing issues. The Obama Administration recently cut a deal with the anti-hunting activists …

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Canada Tables Polar Bear Issue

December 4, 2011

While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been denying requests by hunters to import legally taken polar bears north of the border, it seems Canada sees polar bears in …

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Animal Rights Groups Seeks Confidential Info

December 4, 2011

In a time of tight federal budgets and concerns by taxpayers about wasteful government, there should also be concern about outside groups who force –or attempt to force–federal agencies to …

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Danger, Thin Ice!

December 3, 2011

Ice safety for the winter sports enthusiast. Avoid becoming a winter statistic! How thick should ice be, before venturing out? How do you spot weak spots or predict where holes …

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Mentored Hunting Bill

December 3, 2011

Wisconsin became the 29th state to enact legislation aimed at reducing barriers for young hunters. The new law is part of a national initiative called Families Afield, developed by the …

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CNN Story on Families Afield

December 3, 2011

CNN does a story on getting new outdoor sportsmen into the field and the Families Afield program.

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Idahoans Flock to Wolf Trapping Opportunity

December 3, 2011

If you think trapping is declining in numbers and interest, think again. Idaho’s new wolf opportunities include trapping–after completing a mandatory class. The state’s Fish and Game Department was recently …

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Ready, Set, Trap

December 3, 2011

Trapping continues to be a hot topic in some regions, and a target for anti-trapping organizations everywhere. The robust fur markets in some regions of the country today is proof …

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How Trapping Has Helped America

December 3, 2011

Believe it or not, the history of America is a history of trapping. Early American explorers trapped as they explored—and sometimes traded for furs with Native Americans. Trips up rivers …

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Grassroots Action—Get Involved!

December 1, 2011

Often times local, state, or federal government agencies or departments pose an immediate threat to hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities that you enjoy. Only government has the power to restrict …

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Writing a Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2011

A letter to the editor is as great way to educate people in your community and region, get your opinion across to policymakers, or respond to a recent article or …

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Sentries Stand Guard Over Your Rights

November 30, 2011

There’s no denying that several groups in the U.S. are working hard to stop YOU from hunting, fishing, or trapping. Groups like the Humane Society of the U.S., PETA, Center …

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Contact Counts

November 30, 2011

In the war of words about your hunting, trapping and fishing rights—and opportunities—the best thing you can do to ensure the future of these pursuits is to call, write, e-mail …

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Invest in Fishing: Take Someone With You

November 30, 2011

Many anglers learn how and where to fish after being introduced by a friend or family member. A recent Southwick and Associates report reveals that of anglers who were asked …

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What Type of Fish is That?

November 30, 2011

It’s a question that’s common most places where hook and line meets water. An angler lands a fish, and suddenly everyone gathers around to look on at the strange creature. …

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Public Lands Fishing Needs Protection

November 30, 2011

The lack of public access to public resources is a real and serious threat to fishing, according to KeepAmericaFishing. Legislation being pushed by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its partners …

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Fly Fishing: Learn the How To Do It

November 30, 2011

A recent research report by Southwick and Associates reveals that the number of anglers who go fly fishing in the U.S. is actually on the increase. This increase comes as …

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Fishing: Casting for the Facts

November 30, 2011

In yesteryear, going fishing meant digging up some worms or wigglers, grabbing a pole, and then heading to nearby waters. Today, going fishing means researching many facts before you decide …

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House Natural Resources Committee Passes Legislation Protecting Sportsmen’s Access

November 17, 2011

Today the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 2834, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act. This bill would protect fishing, hunting and recreational shooting on federal lands. …

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USSA Director Sets Record Straight on Federal Public Lands Bill

September 14, 2011

Newly introduced H.R. 2834 (the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act) is being supported by a “who’s who” of hunting groups for good reason: it is a necessary …

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Michigan Families Afield Bill Signed Into Law

July 22, 2011

House Bill 4371, sponsored by Representative Peter Pettalia (R- Presque Isle) and Senate Bill 207, sponsored by Senator Joe Hune (R- Hamburg Township), were signed into law this week by …

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Pennsylvania License Sales Illustrates the Success of Families Afield

July 8, 2011

Pennsylvania is again reaping the rewards of their expanded efforts at recruiting new sportsmen into the fold through their Mentored Youth Hunting Program.  According to the state Game Commission, Pennsylvania …

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Sportsmen Win Major Courtroom Battle Over Hunting on Public Lands

June 15, 2011

The lengthy battle over hunting access on dozens of units of the 100 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge system has ended—and hunters can declare VICTORY!  In April 2011, federal Judge James …

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Youth Hunting Efforts Underway Nationwide

June 3, 2011

Efforts to expand youth hunting opportunities are on the move throughout the country.  These bills, which are in-line with the Families Afield initiative, are designed to introduce more youth to …

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New Hampshire Becomes 32nd State to Pass Families Afield Legislation

May 13, 2011

This week New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed House Bill 206, making New Hampshire the 32nd state to pass Families Afield legislation. The Families Afield initiative was started in 2004 as …

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Michigan Hunter Recruitment Bill Clears First Chamber

May 5, 2011

The Michigan Senate has overwhelmingly approved Senate Bill 207, introduced by Senator Joe Hune (R- Hamburg Township), that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age and creates a mentored youth hunting …

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Iowa joins Dove Hunting States

April 1, 2011

For more than a decade sportsmen in Iowa have been working tirelessly to establish a dove hunting season.   Last week, those efforts finally became a reality as Senate File …

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New Hampshire Families Afield Bill Scheduled for Hearing

March 29, 2011

House Bill 206, introduced by Rep. Dennis Reed (R- Merrimack), would create an apprentice hunting license that would allow newcomers to try hunting under the watchful eye of an experienced …

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PETA Pets Euthanized

March 24, 2011

A recently released report for 2010 shows that the country’s most outrageous animal rights group euthanized the majority of pets in their care. According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture …

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Idaho Becomes the 31st State to Pass Families Afield Legislation

March 24, 2011

On Tuesday, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed into law House Bill 85, making Idaho the 31st state to pass Families Afield legislation since the programs inception in 2004. House …

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Groundbreaking Hunter Recruitment Program Breaks New Ground

March 22, 2011

As states across the country scrape and claw for every dollar they can find to jumpstart the economy, sportsmen have found a solution that works for all involved: more hunters, …

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Vote Pending on New Hampshire Families Afield Bill

March 14, 2011

House Bill 206, introduced by Representative Dennis Reed (R- Merrimack), would allow new hunters the opportunity to experience the sport for one year while accompanied by a licensed apprentice hunter …

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Families Afield Legislation on The Move Across The Country

March 11, 2011

Families Afield legislation aimed at increasing hunter recruitment and retention rates are making gains in Michigan and Idaho. In Michigan, Senate Bill 207, introduced by Senator Joseph Hune (R- Hamburg …

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Bill in Michigan Would Reduce Youth Hunting Barriers

March 4, 2011

Families Afield legislation has been introduced in Michigan that would allow new youth to take to the field under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Senate Bill 207, introduced by …

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Animal Rights Group Threatens To Sue FWS Over Wolf Recovery Plan

December 30, 2010

Last week, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) if the Service does not create a new …

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USSA Families Afield Partner Looks to Build on Minnesota Success

November 4, 2010

Since 2005, 8,500 apprentice hunting licenses have been bought in Minnesota as a result of its passage of Families Afield legislation.  The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a Families Afield …

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Court of Appeals Upholds Major Sportsmen’s Victory in Maine

October 21, 2010

Trappers in Maine and sportsmen nationwide scored a huge victory after a Federal Court of Appeals rejected an effort from anti-hunting groups seeking to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) …

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Montana Anti-Trapping Issue Falls Short

July 22, 2010

Montana trappers can breathe a bit easier today after an effort to ban trapping on public lands in the state was stopped in its tracks. Last year, the anti-trapping organization …

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Vermont Becomes 30th State to Join Families Afield Ranks

May 26, 2010

Today, Vermont became the 30th state to pass Families Afield legislation aimed at reducing barriers for the next generation of sportsmen. Governor Jim Douglas signed House Bill 243 late this …

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Senate Committee to Vote on Vermont Families Afield Bill

April 6, 2010

House Bill 243, the Vermont Families Afield bill, had its first hearing in the Senate today and will be voted on tomorrow morning by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and …

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Vermont Apprentice Hunter Bill Headed for a Vote

March 15, 2010

On March 12, House Bill 243, the Apprentice Hunter bill, passed out of committee opening the door to a possible vote before the full House of Representatives this week. The measure, sponsored by …

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill to Bring New Hunters into Field

August 13, 2009

Today, Governor Jim Doyle signed legislation that will enhance opportunities for sportsmen to pass their hunting heritage to the next generation.  With Gov. Doyle’s signature, Wisconsin becomes the 29th state …

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PETA Attempted to Block Wisconsin Families Afield Bill

July 9, 2009

As the long fight over the passage of the Families Afield apprentice hunter bill in Wisconsin in now in the governor’s hands, PETA continues its attempt to block the legislation. …

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PETA Attempted to Block Wisconsin Families Afield Bill

July 8, 2009

As the long fight over the passage of the Families Afield apprentice hunter bill in Wisconsin in now in the governor’s hands, PETA continues its attempt to block the legislation. …

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Powerful Congressman to Keynote HSUS Conference

July 1, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) knows how to pull out all the stops when it comes to flexing their legislative muscles. The nation’s leading animal rights group announced …

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PETA Wants to Use Michael Jackson Tune to Help Rodents

July 1, 2009

PETA is truly going to the rats! In an attempt to cash in on the recent death of megastar singer Michael Jackson, PETA is asking to use one of his songs …

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Montana Trappers Under Fire

June 24, 2009

Montana trappers are gearing up for a fight in the wake of efforts by an anti-trapping group to eliminate trapping on public land in the state. A group called Footloose …

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Sportsmen Beware: HSUS Looking to Educate Future Anti’s

June 24, 2009

The world of Higher Education may never be the same.  The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) now has plans to educate the next generation of anti-hunting, animal rights …

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PETA: The Revolution Lives… “Che” Style

June 24, 2009

PETA wants to “Start a Vegetarian Revolution” and who better to kick start this revolution than the granddaughter of the world’s most famous communist revolutionary- Che Guevara? The answer is: …

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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill to Recruit New Hunters

June 18, 2009

Legislation making it easier for sportsmen to pass their hunting heritage to the next generation cleared another hurdle today as the Wisconsin State Assembly passed it by a voice vote.  Voice …

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Ohio Statehouse Going to the Hogs?

June 17, 2009

PETA wants to add an experience those going to the capitol of the Buckeye state will never forget: the smell of hog urine and manure. That’s right; PETA has said …

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Wisconsin Families Afield Bill Clears Senate

June 10, 2009

The Families Afield initiative is picking up steam in 2009. On the heels of a big win in Nevada, Wisconsin is moving forward with an apprentice bill that would allow a …

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Another “Fishy” Stunt by PETA

June 10, 2009

PETA wants to start buying lighthouses and convert them into “fish empathy centers.” PETA has let the National Park Service (NPS) know that it like to purchase several lighthouses including …

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Nevada Legislature Overrides Veto on Families Afield Bill

June 4, 2009

Nevada has become the 28th state to pass Families Afield legislation which reduces barriers to new hunters who wish to try the sport. But the road to passing the bill was …

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Nevada Families Afield Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk

May 27, 2009

Nevada is one step away from becoming the 28th to pass Families Afield legislation making it easier for people to get into the field and try hunting. Assembly Bill 246, …

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Minister Warns: Anti’s Using Religion to Advance Cause

May 27, 2009

Religion is being used by animal rights groups to advance a radical agenda according to an ordained Baptist Minister. Dr. Wes Jamison, an ordained Minister as well as a professor …

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Anti-trapping Efforts in Connecticut Fail

May 14, 2009

Connecticut trappers faced the fight of their lives during this year’s legislative session but it looks as though trappers may finally be able to take a deep breath for now. …

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Rush and the Anti’s? This Must Be Bizarro World

May 6, 2009

Longtime readers of Superman comics will recall “Bizarro World”, a place where right is wrong, up is down, and everything is basically the opposite of the way things normally occur. Seinfeld …

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No “CloFu” for PETA

April 29, 2009

George Clooney declined to sweat for PETA when he rebuffed an offer by the group to use his perspiration to spice up tofu, or, more accurately, “CloFu.” After receiving a …

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Animal Rights Extremist Becomes FBI’s Most Wanted Domestic Terrorist

April 23, 2009

While animal rights extremist Daniel Andreas San Diego isn’t toppling Osama bin Laden from his perch as America’s number one most wanted terrorist, he is competing for space on that …

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Leading Conservation Groups to Rush Limbaugh: Cease Support of HSUS

April 23, 2009

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has joined the nation’s leading conservation organizations in sending a letter to Rush Limbaugh urging the talk radio personality to cease his support of America’s number …

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German Court Upholds Stop on PETA “Holocaust” Campaign

April 16, 2009

In another amazing example of terrible taste, PETA attempted to push its agenda in Germany by comparing the killing of animals with the Nazi war crimes against Jews during the …

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PETA Wants a Guantanamo “Empathy Exhibit”

April 16, 2009

PETA has always been about symbolism, from fake blood to naked celebrities. Now it wants to “empathize” with a new symbol- Guantanamo Bay. Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the …

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New York Bill Raises Age Restrictions for Hunters

April 8, 2009

A new bill introduced in New York would undo the recent positive steps taken by the state legislature to reduce age restrictions for hunters in the state. Senate Bill 3598, …

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HSUS Love Fest for “Humane Legislators” and Hollywood Stars

April 8, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) had a busy end to March cozying up to policymakers and Hollywood stars that promote its agenda at two gala events. On …

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Anti’s Prepare to Sue as States Resume Wolf Management

April 8, 2009

Anti-hunting groups led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are getting ready to challenge the federal government and sportsmen over wolves- again. On April 2, the U.S. …

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A Different Kind of PETA Shock Sparks Effort to Revoke Tax Exemption

April 2, 2009

PETA is used to shocking people with bizarre publicity stunts. However, new information showing that the animal rights group kills thousands of adoptable pets provides a different kind of shock than …

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Bill to Recruit New Hunters Proposed in Wisconsin

March 27, 2009

Legislation that will make it easier for sportsmen to pass their hunting heritage to the next generation is circulating in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The proposal will create a mentored hunting …

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Block Anti’s from Cashing In on American Idol Tune

March 18, 2009

The USSA continues to work to stop the nation’s leading anti-hunting organization from dipping into the pockets of country music fans who happen to be hunters, anglers, and trappers. As …

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Anti’s Take Another Crack at Ending Dove Hunting in Minnesota

March 17, 2009

Once again, Minnesota’s mourning dove hunt is under direct assault. HF 1321, introduced by Representative Karen Clarke (DFL- Minneapolis) will outlaw mourning dove hunting, and remove mourning doves from the …

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Sportsmen Should Tell ‘American Idol’: No “Home Sweet Home” for HSUS

March 12, 2009

Sportsmen have been contacting Fox Broadcasting since the release of our action alert yesterday about country music star Carrie Underwood’s rendition of “Home Sweet Home.” According to Carrie Underwood’s official …

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PETA To Pennsylvania Governor: Ban Youth Hunting

March 4, 2009

Never one to waste an opportunity, no matter how tragic, PETA exploited a local murder in order to advance its anti-hunting agenda. On February 24, 2009 PETA sent a letter …

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Ohio Congressman Gets a “Proggy” Award from PETA

February 25, 2009

The former Mayor of Cleveland and perennial presidential candidate, U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D), is an “angel.” At least that’s how PETA’s founder and President, Ingrid E. Newkirk, describes him. On …

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For Animal Rights, the Price is Right

February 25, 2009

Animal rights advocacy is rapidly becoming a cutting edge field of study for aspiring attorneys. This growth is being helped by celebrity animal rights advocates offering serious money to train the …

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More PETA Shocks: “KKK” Protests and “Sexy” Vegetable Videos

February 11, 2009

What does the Ku Klux Klan have in common with “sexy” vegetable videos? It can be summed up in one word- PETA. Thus far, 2009 has seen PETA outdo itself even …

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Families Afield Comes to Montana

February 6, 2009

Families Afield legislation has been introduced in Montana to expand opportunities for youth try hunting. The bill creates an apprentice hunting certificate allowing potential hunters, under the direct supervision of an …

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Wolves Galore: Group Tries to Take a Bite Out of Palin

February 6, 2009

Battle lines over wolves are being drawn from Alaska to the Great Lakes. The animal preservation group, Defenders of Wildlife, has mounted an all out assault on Alaska Governor Sarah …

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Anti’s Continue Attack on Hunters with “Puppy Mill” Bills

January 20, 2009

Two new bills introduced in Illinois and Minnesota continues the antis’ trend to put hunting dog breeders in the crosshairs by ostensibly targeting abusive commercial dog breeders. The measures feature …

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Anti’s Use Wildlife as a Pawn in Global Warming Debate

January 13, 2009

A leading anti-hunting organization is pushing a new grassroots effort to “Fight Global Warming and Save Wildlife. In the process, it is showcasing a new weapon in the movement’s assault on …

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PETA’s Offensive Holiday Video Game Pelts Palin with Snowballs

January 6, 2009

As part of a holiday season effort to push its radical anti agenda, PETA unveiled a “Holiday Snowball” video game in December. The game attacks those who  PETA considers “notorious animal …

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HSUS and Others Push New Agriculture Secretary to Stop Wildlife Control

January 6, 2009

The incoming Secretary of the Agriculture is getting pushed by anti’s to stop a key federal program that prevents numerous problems associated with predatory animals. This push highlights the anti-hunting agenda …

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