Action Alert: Massachusetts License Fee Increase Proposal

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) recently introduced a proposal to increase fees for most hunting, freshwater fishing and trapping licenses and permits. Most fee increases will be phased in over five years, and the proposed increases for hunting permits and stamps are lower than originally proposed. Now, MassWildlife is again seeking public …

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NDA Asks Congress to Include Conservation Measures in Infrastructure and Job Investments

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently joined a strong coalition of conservation partners in sending a letter to United States House and Senate leadership and committees requesting their support for the inclusion of critical conservation measures in forthcoming infrastructure investment and job creation legislation. Conservation and natural infrastructure provide durable, lasting investments in both ecological …

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Action Alert: Massachusetts Sunday Hunting and Outdoor Heritage

Massachusetts Senate Bill 547 (S.547), introduced by the Commonwealth’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Anne Gobi, contains a number of provisions to protect and bolster the Commonwealth’s outdoor heritage. Specifically, S.547 contains provisions that loosen restrictions on hunters while simultaneously putting in place measures to protect hunters from harassment by anti-hunters. Some of the bill’s …

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USFWS Proposes Adding 939 Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery. The proposal is the largest expansion in recent history of hunting and fishing opportunities …

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