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Opinion: Montana disabled veterans and citizens deserve greater hunting access and opportunity

By Hunter Nation | April 26, 2021

We all love the Montana outdoors. With the onset of COVID, providing greater access to the outdoors for all Montanans has become even more important. COVID also brought many challenges, particularly to our nation's military veterans. We have the chance to eliminate some of those challenges facing the veteran community and expand their access to…

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The federal government wants to close 60 million acres in Alaska

By Hunter Nation | April 22, 2021

Tomorrow in Alaska, a telemeeting will be held to discuss closing 60 million acres of federal public land in Northwest Alaska to caribou and moose hunters. The federal government is making new guidelines that will decide the difference between sport and subsistence hunting by location of residence, not by motivations. Therefore, if you are a…

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Join Jana Waller and support expanding opportunities in the outdoors for disabled individuals

By Hunter Nation | April 16, 2021

Today in Montana, a bill allowing disabled veterans and individuals to hunt with crossbows remains stalled in Committee. However, thanks to Hunter Nation's grassroots warriors and our coalition partners we are turning the opposition and are on the verge of seeing this bill passed. We support immediate action by the Human Services Committee to bring…

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Action Alert: Expand Hunting Rights in Montana

By Hunter Nation | April 12, 2021

If you answered yes, we need you to take action now. Senate Bill 111, a bill allowing disabled veterans and individuals to hunt with crossbows during the early fall archery season in Montana, has stalled in the House Human Services Committee. Therefore, we support bringing the bill directly to the House Floor for a vote.…

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Wisconsin Senator Mary Felzkowski had questions for DNR secretary Preston Cole on the Wisconsin Wolf hunt

By Hunter Nation | April 10, 2021

In a tense exchange, Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) grilled Department of Natural Resources (DNR) secretary Preston Cole on the Wisconsin Wolf hunt. Sen. Mary Felzkowski asked, “If you aren't representing the sportsmen who are asking for the hunt … who are you representing? …Why did it take a lawsuit for you to do your job?”…

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Vermont Hunters: Act Now Before Bear Hunting Rights Are Destroyed

By Hunter Nation | April 6, 2021

Four anti-hunting bills are being considered in the Vermont legislature that would severely restrict the practice of hunting bears with hounds in Vermont. If passed, these new rules around bear hunting with hounds – including keeping your dog in sight at all times and ensuring your dog does not ever cross into private property without…

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Hunt The Vote – Final Results and Impact

By Hunter Nation | April 5, 2021

Our final data compilation from the 2020 election was completed at the end of March. This data revealed that Hunt the Vote's efforts to turn out hunters who were new or very infrequent-“low-propensity”-voters was resoundingly successful. In 2020, Hunt The Vote activated an astounding 464,000 hunters in eight key states who had never voted or…

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Vermont Call to Action

By Hunter Nation | March 31, 2021

Abruptly last night, anti-hunting amendments were attached to an unrelated bill in an attempt to severely restrict the practice of hunting bears with hounds in Vermont. If passed, these new rules around bear hunting with hounds–including keeping your dog in sight at all times and ensuring your dog does not ever cross into private property…

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Stop President Biden’s Extreme Gun Control Measures

By Hunter Nation | March 22, 2021

Just a few months into office and President Biden is already pushing major gun control measures to limit Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and hunters.

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Luke Hilgemann: Wisconsin's wolf hunt was needed and didn't exceed quota by much

By Hunter Nation | March 19, 2021

MARSHFIELD – A plethora of news articles are reporting that Wisconsin wolf hunters exceeded the Department of Natural Resource's harvest quota by more than 50%. But this statistic is grossly misleading and has created a false narrative that deserves clarity. The reality is Wisconsin's wolf hunt quota was 200 for the 2021 season, and the number of…

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