MISSION & CORE BELIEFS
“To be the united voice of the American hunter, to protect our Sport, Lifestyle, Heritage, and our Traditional American Values of God, Family, Country, and our Nation’s Constitution.”
The Challenge facing the American Hunter:
Hunters are hardworking patriots from all walks of life and backgrounds. Hunters are concerned about many critical issues facing our country and their lifestyle, and yet.
- Hunters remain largely uninvolved in the policy process and in electing public leadership.
- Hunters don’t have a powerful voice on policies that affect their sport and lifestyle.
- Policies that are harmful to our country, American hunters, and the hunting lifestyle are frequently introduced at the state and national level.
- Many public leaders are disconnected from issues impacting the outdoor heritage of our country.
- Second Amendment rights, responsible conservation, predator management, and advancing our nation’s founding principles are important to all Americans — not only hunters.
Hunter Nation is:
- Building an army of informed and engaged outdoorsmen and women
Amplifying hunters’ voices at the ballot box, driving them to become involved in electing principled public leaders.
- Informing hunters about where their lawmakers stand on key issues
- Empowering American hunters to become and remain involved in the policy process.
- Advancing national and state policies rooted in the ideas of God, family, country, the outdoor lifestyle and our nation’s Constitution.
- Holding public leaders accountable, evaluating their stance, and encouraging them to embrace our principles and to stand strong on Hunter Nation’s pillar issues.
Hunting is ingrained in our culture. From the Native Americans, to the early settlers, to the men who fought for independence and to the adventurers who explored new frontiers, hunting played an unmistakable role in building and growing our nation. Hunting reflects our nation’s unique character and heritage: rugged individualism amidst strong community.
Enshrined in our nation’s Constitution is the right to keep and bear arms. Though the Founding Fathers understood this right extended beyond the need to hunt, the freedom for citizens to own firearms is essential to hunters.
Public lands should be open and accessible for multiple uses, including hunting. Further, public land should be responsibly maintained to ensure habitat conditions are improved to support healthy animal populations and dangerous conditions that lead to wildfires are reduced or eliminated.
Wolves & Responsible Predator Management
Current federal policy has allowed the gray wolf population to grow at an overwhelming rate. Politically-driven stances by anti-hunting groups and activist judges have led to these vicious predators preying upon livestock, deer, elk, and moose. Responsible population control of these predators is critical to sustaining wild game populations.
Retention and Re-Engagement of Hunters
Just as crucial as preserving hunting’s heritage is sustaining its future. Unnecessary, burdensome, and politically-driven barriers to hunting should be eliminated and the way of life for hunters should be preserved for generations to come.