Hunter Nation Applauds Signature of Great America Outdoors Act

“Desperately needed” legislation will revive and protect our public lands Madison, Wisconsin (August 4, 2020) – Today Hunter Nation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting America’s hunting heritage, issued the following statement in response to the Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law by President Trump: “Today is a great day in American history,”…

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Hunter Nation Claims Victory: Hunter Education Courses to Re-Open

For immediate release: Please contact for further comment: Luke Hilgemann at Luke@HunterNation.org Tyler Ruhland at Tyler@HunterNation.org Hunter Nation Claims Victory: Hunter Education Courses to Re-Open Outdoor Group Says Illegal Closure of Training Courses Jeopardized Hunting Heritage Madison…Hunter Nation, a non-profit organization that works to protect the rights of hunters, claims victory in their June 2020…

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Hunter Nation Takes Legal Action Against DNR to Allow Hunter Education Courses to Re-Open

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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Hunter Nation Calls on Wisconsin DNR to Re-Open Hunter Safety Courses

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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Hunter Nation and Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association – Praise Supreme Court Ruling Vacating Stay at Home Orders in Wisconsin

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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Hunter Nation and Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association File Brief in State Supreme Court to Protect Constitutional Right to Fish in Wisconsin

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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Hunter Nation Calls on Governor Evers (Wisconsin) to Reopen Public Lands

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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Hunter Nation Reaction To Interior Department Budget

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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Mark DeYoung Passes Hunter Nation CEO Torch to Luke Hilgemann

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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Luke Hilgemann Joins Hunter Nation

Hunter Nation CEO, Mark DeYoung announced today the addition of Luke Hilgemann to the staff of Hunter Nation as a Senior Vice President. “I am very pleased that Luke has chosen to join Hunter Nation” said Hunter Nation’s CEO Mark DeYoung. “Having served as the CEO of a large grassroots focused organization, Luke understands how…

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