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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The first residential hunting licenses were introduced in 1895 and were considered widely… Read More
North America’s approach to wildlife management is unique to the world, as wildlife –… Read More
In 1989, international trade of ivory was outlawed by the Convention on International Trade… Read More
Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game animals,… Read More
One of the tools that the White House and Congress use to conserve our country’s rich… Read More
Classified as a nuisance species in many states and not native to the Americas, feral swine… Read More
Airbow and airgun legality for hunting use varies by state. Where some limit airgun use… Read More
The vast majority of states in the nation now have a system in place (whether state-run or… Read More
Participation in recreational fishing has plateaued since its peak in the late 1980’s.… Read More
Red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico is a prime example of how a management scheme designed… 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. (37.25%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (12.75%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (15.69%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.98%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (33.33%)