Action Alert: New York Crossbow Legislation and Hunting Age Initiative

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently released New York State’s 2021 State of the State Book, which outlines policy and funding priorities for the coming year. Among those proposals is an effort to expand outdoor recreation programming to promote COVID-19 safe recreation. Last year, participation in hunter safety training courses increased by 175% in New …

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Action Alert: Indiana NRC Accepting Comments on Muzzleloader Changes

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (NRC) recently gave preliminary adoption to changes governing muzzleloaders for deer hunting. The changes would remove the restriction in 312 IAC 9-3-3 requiring the powder used in muzzleloaders to be loaded only from the muzzle end of the muzzleloader. This change would allow deer hunters the option to use expanded …

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Action Alert: Michigan Deer PLAN Grant Application Open

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that its Deer Private Land Assistance Network (PLAN) grant program is now open. This cooperative grant program is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners with property in Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties …

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Action Alert: Montana House Bill 108 – Hunting Trespass Laws

Montana House Bill 108 (HB 108), introduced by Representative Denley Loge (R – HD14), would revise trespass laws regarding permission for hunting in Montana. The bill requires a person to first obtain permission of the landowner, the lessee, or their agents before hunting or attempting to hunt furbearers, game animals, migratory game birds, nongame wildlife, …

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Action Alert: Maryland S 318 – Right to Hunt and Fish

Maryland Senate Bill 318 (S 318), introduced by Senators Jack Bailey (R – District 29) and Bryan Simonaire (R – District 31), would establish a statutory right to hunt and fish for Maryland’s residents, citing the value of fishing and hunting to the cultural and social heritage and the economy of the State. The bill …

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