In the states, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation States Program Team works with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual sportsmen’s caucuses that make up the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and governors who are part of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus.
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Hunting and fishing tournaments are time-honored traditions that have grown on a national… Read More
Defined as the distance from an occupied dwelling, public road, or city limits that is… Read More
Over the last few decades, rising costs for natural resource management and increased… Read More
Established with the dedicated purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game… Read More
Anti-hunting, animal-rights extremist groups such as the Humane Socieity of the United… Read More
In recent years, hunting and fishing tournaments have come under fire by “animal… Read More
Active management, as opposed to passive management, employs the use of silvicultural… Read More
Poaching stands as one of the greatest threats to both the social acceptance of hunting and… Read More
Dogs play a critical role in the sporting community. One important role, blood tracking, is… Read More
Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the regulatory ability… Read More
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)