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In 1974, there were nearly 16 million American hunters.  Deer, elk, moose and all game populations were on the rise.  Hunting was an honored and revered skill, really a lifestyle, that had been passed down from generation to generation.  At that time, the American hunter was living in “the good old days of hunting,” and the future of hunting had never looked so bright.

In 2000 Wisconsin hunters harvested over 615,293 Whitetail Deer, in 2023 the deer harvest is currently under 300,000.

248 wolves in 2000 have grown to over 1,000 today.

The 2023 firearms season was the lowest on record, statewide deer harvest was down nearly 20% from 2022.

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Hunter Nation Supporter & NFL Great Brett Favre

August 8, 2023 - Kansas

ATTENTION Kansas deer hunters!

Don't let bureaucrats take away your lifestyle!
TAKE ACTION NOW - Contact Commissioners
and plan to attend future meetings

Kansas has gone from the last place to one of the top deer hunting states in the country with over 640,000 whitetails.

Deer feeding has played a big part in that success!

Kansas Department of Wildlife (KDWP) claims feeding spreads Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

FACT: States with highest CWD rates have restricted or banned feeding for decades, yet high CWD rates have remained.

FACT: Supplemental feeding improves herd nutrition levels making deer less susceptible to CWD and other diseases.

FACT: Kansas has lower CWD cases than other mid-western states and we have always allowed deer feeding.

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Kris Kobach - Hunter Nation Board Member

Hunter Nation, is celebrating the efforts of Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI) for their wildlife management legislation, H.R.764 , known as, the “Trust The Science Act”. The legislation mandates the delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This delisting would effectively return the management of the gray wolf to state lawmakers and state wildlife officials. The legislation would also prevent judicial review of the legislative action. The bill passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee last week and demonstrates that science can trump politics on this critical conservation issue.

Keith Mark, Hunter Nation’s founder and CEO, had this to say about the legislation: “Hunter Nation salutes Representatives Tiffany and Boebert, as well as the other members on the House Natural Resources Committee who voted in support of this must needed legislation. Each state is far better suited to manage their own wildlife, as opposed to the federal government. However, the best part of the legislation is the provision that would prevent judicial review of the legislative action. For far too long anti-hunting and radical animal rights groups have made millions of dollars challenging wildlife management in court. The time has come to end that money making scam and start managing wildlife based on sound science and protect the long honored American tradition of hunting.”

May 1, 2023 - Kansas City

Hunter Nation, is celebrating the efforts of Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI) for their wildlife management legislation, H.R.764 , known as, the “Trust The Science Act”. The legislation mandates the delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This delisting would effectively return the management of the gray wolf to state lawmakers and state wildlife officials. The legislation would also prevent judicial review of the legislative action. The bill passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee last week and demonstrates that science can trump politics on this critical conservation issue.

Keith Mark, Hunter Nation’s founder and CEO, had this to say about the legislation: “Hunter Nation salutes Representatives Tiffany and Boebert, as well as the other members on the House Natural Resources Committee who voted in support of this must needed legislation. Each state is far better suited to manage their own wildlife, as opposed to the federal government. However, the best part of the legislation is the provision that would prevent judicial review of the legislative action. For far too long anti-hunting and radical animal rights groups have made millions of dollars challenging wildlife management in court. The time has come to end that money making scam and start managing wildlife based on sound science and protect the long honored American tradition of hunting.”

More Information on Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-04) and Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) llegislation to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee. H.R. 764, the Trust the Science Act, would permanently remove the gray wolf from the list of federal endangered species and restore authority to control the gray wolf population back to state lawmakers and state wildlife officials.

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RESPONSIBLE PREDATOR MANAGEMENT

What is this All About? For too long, Washington bureaucrats have tied our hands in managing our state's out of control wolf population. Attend these town hall meetings to hear about new legislation that will remove wolves from federal protection and prevent activist judges from intervening in the management of these apex predators.

Responsible predator management is an important component in maintaining balanced wildlife numbers. Wolf management must be returned to the states to help control the populations of moose, elk, deer, and other wildlife.

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State's Rights

Biskark, ND – Hunter Nation founder Keith Mark submitted testimony today in support of a bill being considered by the North Dakota state legislature that would prohibit the state from banning the baiting of deer while hunting. The legislation, authored by state Rep. Paul Thomas, would effectively prevent unelected officials from imposing anti-sportsmen provisions on law-abiding deer hunters in the state.

“As the fastest-growing grassroots organization in the country dedicated to protecting the rights of hunters from coast to coast, it’s crucial that Hunter Nation step up and support this commonsense, pro-hunter bill in North Dakota,” said Mark. “Now is the time to advance this commonsense proposal that sends a clear message that deer hunters of the state will not be bullied by unelected, anti-hunting bureaucrats.”

House Bill 1511 would prevent the state’s game and fish department from adopting “a policy or practice prohibiting the baiting of deer for lawful hunting.” Currently before the House Committee of Energy and Natural Resources, the legislation is being considered by the committee chaired by State Rep. Todd Porter.

In his testimony submitted in support of HB 1511, Mark stressed the importance of recruiting new hunters to the sport – noting that a baiting ban could lead to a reduction in sales of hunting licenses. Mark also emphasized a ban on baiting runs counter to the state’s “Right to Hunt“ referenda, an amendment to North Dakota’s state constitution that was overwhelmingly supported by voters with 77% of the vote.

Madison, Wisconsin (January 13, 2021) - This week, Hunter Nation, along with the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, won our lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a state law requirement to schedule a wolf hunt this winter.

A Jefferson County Circuit Court found that the Wisconsin DNR violated state law by refusing to schedule a winter 2021 gray wolf hunt when the gray wolf was delisted from the Endangered Species Act on January 4, 2021.

This is a historic victory for Wisconsin hunters and our constitutionally protected right to hunt and manage our wildlife here in Wisconsin!

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