Elected in 2003, Representative Scott Bounds currently serves the 44th District in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Representative Bounds joined the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in 2005 as a charter member. Representative Bounds served as Chairman of the House of Representatives Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee from 2012-2020. During that time, he worked to strengthen the Mississippi Legislature’s relationship with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, NGO’s and other conservation partners across Mississippi. He now serves as the House Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee but remains deeply involved with the appropriations process of conservation units in the House of Representatives.
Representative Bounds was born, raised and continues to make his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Located in the heart of Mississippi, the area is home to some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the state. To ensure that places like these are protected for future generations, Representative Bounds in 2014 spearheaded and co-sponsored HCR 30, a constitutional amendment that added the Right to Hunt and Fish to Mississippi’s Constitution and was passed by Mississippi voters with an 87% affirmative vote. He contributes the successful passage of the amendment to the work of his colleagues in the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, the largest bipartisan and bicameral caucus in the Mississippi Legislature, sporting over 100 members of the Mississippi Legislature.
"Hunting and fishing is a necessary tool to properly manage wildlife populations. We want, in perpetuity, people to have this right to hunt and fish in the state of Mississippi. As Co-Chair of the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and an Executive Council member of the National Association of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, I will continue to act as a proponent for pro-sportsman legislation that enhances the lives and economy of Mississippi."
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Recently, two Montana state representatives have proposed more aggressive legislation addressing the state's gray wolf population. These bills range from the addition of a wolf tag into big game combination tags, to year-round sanctioned harvest without a license, use of snare traps, and private reimbursement of wolf harvest. Currently, the wolf population in Montana sits at 850 wolves, which is 700 over the state’s minimum recovery goal of 150 wolves. Which of the below options for wolf management do you support? (Select all that apply)Vote Here
- Regulated hunting under the management of the state fish and wildlife agency during a specific season (24.75%)
- Year-round hunting of wolves without a license (14.85%)
- The use of snares (trapping) without hunting allowances (1.98%)
- A combination of hunting and trapping during specific seasons regulated by the fish and wildlife agency (33.66%)
- The establishment of a bounty program to incentivize harvest during specific seasons (2.97%)
- Other (1.98%)
- I do not support the take of wolves (19.80%)