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National Hunting and Fishing Day

Summary National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling, as well as the immense conservation and economic contributions made over time by the original conservationists – sportsmen and women – who support sound, science-based wildlife management through license sales, excises taxes on outdoor gear, and sustainable-use models. National Hunting and …

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Freshwater Angling Access

Summary In many areas of the country, state court rulings, as well as actions taken by local and state governments, have limited freshwater angling access. To prevent unnecessary closures that negatively affect freshwater angling, it is important that closures be based on scientific evidence. Introduction Recent developments regarding freshwater angling access have led to a …

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Airguns & Arrow Shooting Airguns

Airguns & Arrow Shooting Airguns Summary Airbow and airgun legality for hunting use varies by state. Where some limit airgun use based on minimum calibers, velocities and ammunition grain weights based on the game species, other states do not mention airguns at all, leaving ambiguity in the minds of prospective users. As advances in technology …

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Summary The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3 billion to state wildlife agencies to fully implement their State Wildlife Action Plans to address critical fish and wildlife conservation needs. Apportioned funds will be leveraged using a 25% non-federal match to produce positive outcomes to proactively conserve fish, wildlife, and their associated habitats. Recovering America’s …

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Standard Capacity Magazines

Summary A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that is sold with a firearm when it is shipped new from the manufacturer. In some cases, such as modern sporting rifles, the standard capacity magazine is regularly 30 rounds. Some state laws created after the 1993 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, limit the …

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State Agency Authority to Set License, Permit, and Tag Fees

Summary The first residential hunting licenses were introduced in 1895 and were considered widely successful in creating funds for the newly established state fish and wildlife agencies. Despite having jurisdiction over the fish and wildlife within the state, the overwhelming majority of state game agencies have little control over setting the price of licenses, permits, …

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Substandard Kennels

Summary Animal rights groups use the neglectful, often illegal, operations of breeders and kennel owners who maintain substandard kennel conditions to push for overbearing “puppy mill” legislation. This legislation affects all breeders and kennels and overlooks the fact that substandard kennels can often be addressed through the enforcement of existing laws. Responsible sportsmen and women …

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