by Ted Nugent It was early October 1970, and young Ted was once again up a tree, hope throttling eternal. I had already been bowhunting like a madman for nearly 20 years, following my dear old bowhunting dad, yew longbow, and cedar arrows in hand, through the state and national forests of Northern Michigan each…

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For immediate release: Please contact for further comment: Luke Hilgemann at Luke@HunterNation.org or Tyler Ruhland at Tyler@HunterNation.org Hunter Nation Takes Legal Action Against DNR to Allow Hunter Education Courses to Re-Open Outdoor Group Says Illegal Closure of Training Courses Jeopardizes Hunting Heritage Madison…Hunter Nation, a non-profit organization that works to protect the rights of hunters,…

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Download/PrintPress Release For immediate release: Please contact for further comment: Luke Hilgemann at luke@hunternation.org or Tyler Ruhland tyler@hunternation.org Hunter Nation Calls on Wisconsin DNR to Re-Open Hunter Safety Courses Outdoor Group Says DNR Shut Down of Educational Courses Jeopardizes Hunting Heritage Madison…After receiving word that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had officially closed Hunter…

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Download/PrintPress Release For immediate release: Please contact for further comment: Tyler Ruhland (608)393-6702 tyler@hunternation.org, or Tom Kleiman (920)366-0752 contactaccurate@sbcglobal.net Hunter Nation and Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association Praise Supreme Court Ruling Vacating “Stay at Home Orders” Outdoor Groups Filed Brief on Behalf of Anglers and Small Business Owners Classified as “Non-Essential” Madison…Two non-profit organizations that work…

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Download/PrintAmicus Curiae Brief Download/PrintPress Release For immediate release: Please contact for further comment: Tyler Ruhland (608)393-6702 wisconsin@hunternation.org, or Tom Kleiman (920)366-0752 contactaccurate@sbcglobal.net Hunter Nation and Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association File Brief in State Supreme Court to Protect Constitutional Right to Fish in Wisconsin Outdoor Groups Say Evers’ Order Infringes on Constitutionally Protected Rights While Causing…

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April 9, 2020 For immediate release: Please contact Luke Hilgemann or Tyler Ruhland for further comment: Luke@HunterNation.org or Wisconsin@HunterNation.org Hunter Nation Calls on Governor Evers to Reopen Public Lands On April 9, 2020, at the direction of the state’s governor, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closed 40 of the state’s public parks, forests and…

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On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump proposed a new $12.8 billion budget for the Department of Interior for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The budget features $1 billion requested for wildland fire control programs aimed to protect American citizens, their communities and the flora and fauna of the fire-prone areas. Speaking about recent…

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Hunter Nation announced today that Mark DeYoung has resigned as CEO and board member, Luke Hilgemann, has been named as his replacement effective immediately. “I came out of retirement to accept an unpaid CEO role with Hunter Nation with the intent of a relatively short tenure focused on helping the organization put in place foundational…

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WAKE UP AMERICA Some of our fellow citizens and elected public officials are either poorly informed when it comes to how important hunting is to wildlife conservation; or, they are willing to erase 100 years of wildlife and habitat successes to further restrict firearm and ammunition sales. Politicians need to understand that excise tax collections…

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