Vermont Hunters: Act Now Before Bear Hunting Rights Are Destroyed

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 previous written permission – would be nearly impossible for hunters to reasonably follow.

A hearing is scheduled tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET in the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife. We must act NOW to protect our hunting rights. 

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

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 officially harvested wolves was 216. That is less than 10% over the season quota — not 50%.

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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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Jay Fish
Michigan State Director
michigan@hunternation.org

Growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was a blessing. Having a family that hunted and fished was even better. My dad had us out every chance he could. I always thanked my mother for letting my dad take us. Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping have always been a huge part of my life. My hope is to help future generations get to do what I was raised doing. I mowed neighborhood lawns so I could afford my first bow and then a motorcycle. I was free to run the hills and streams and enjoy what God Blesses is all with- Nature! My wife and I have been very fortunate to have been able to move back “home” where I again am walking those same hills as I did as a boy.

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Dan Cole
Minnesota State Director
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Dan Cole is a lifelong resident of northwest Minnesota and works as a Freelance Outdoor Writer. Dan is a founding member and past president of Minnesota Official Measurers. Dan built an original Whitetail Deer display and traveled the nation for ten years publicly promoting the benefits of hunting.

"My goal is to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation of hunters to enjoy."

Dan's passion is chasing big whitetails, as well as recording their history and story.

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Tyler Ruhland
Wisconsin State Director
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Tyler’s passion for hunting, firearms, and the outdoors started as early as he could walk. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tyler cut his teeth chasing whitetail in the Fall and turkey in the Spring. He is an avid bow hunter, shooter, and firearms collector, but is most proud of his title “Dad” to his son Bear. Tyler brings an unmatched determination to get young people outdoors because, to him, bringing up the next generation of hunters is key to protecting America’s fundamental freedoms and to preserve its hunting heritage.

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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John Bingham
Pennsylvania State Director
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John is an avid hunter, PA Whitetail and Ducks, and Black Bear are my game.

I do enjoy the small game hunt every so often throughout the season.

Good management and food plots on the privet land I hunt is my key to success during the season.

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Josh Ishmael
Director of Social Media
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Camera-Man, Hunter, and an all-round good guy, Josh has traveled the world in search of the perfect shot with MacMillan River Adventures, Flatlanders, and Hunter Nation.

Josh is a strong player in our Grassroots team of Responsible Predator Management.

Please feel free to reach out to Josh if you have a clip or story on how you have been impacted by predators.