January, 2022 - CO - Colorado Action Alert
In Colorado, a bill to ban the hunting of bobcat, lynx and mountain lion was just introduced yesterday in the state legislature after a similar attempt to ban the hunting of bobcat, lynx, or mountain lion failed before the Colorado Game Commission. We need your support to prevent these attempts to ban these types of hunts!
Show your support in Colorado, PLEASE CALL the members of the Colorado State Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and tell them to oppose SB 22-031.
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Last week I had the distinct honor of offering testimony on the bills in the Wisconsin Sporting Freedom Act. I applauded the authors and legislators who have supported these bills. You can watch my testimony here.
In my testimony I highlighted how these bills would expand the enjoyment of our God-given natural resources, make it easier for more people to get involved in hunting and fishing, and recognize the positive contributions outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen make to our state’s economy and way of life.
I was also joined by 17-year old Cole from Columbus, Wis. at the legislative hearing. Cole shared his own experience with how hard it is to understand all of the new deer hunting regulations, especially as a student. Cole did an outstanding job conveying to the legislators why we need to simplify our hunting regulations in Wisconsin.
November, 2021 - PA - Pennsylvania Action Alert
Pennsylvania hunters have not been allowed to hunt on all Sundays for years. However, a Senate bill in Pennsylvania would fully repeal the state’s limits on Sunday hunting. Senate Bill 607 would completely repeal the Sunday hunting ban and allow the Game Commission to determine how many hunting seasons should include Sunday hunting.
With the rising cost of food and the increased demand for outdoor recreation it is important that we hunters utilize all of God's renewable resources. Hunter Nation is asking its members to show support for Senate Bill 607, allowing hunting on all Sundays; an extra day would give workers a better chance of filling the freezer and spending precious time outdoors.
We NEED you Hunter Nation, Please contact Pennsylvania State Senator Kimberly Ward at (717) 787-6063 to let her know you would like to see SB607 this year
Wolf Management Plan Committee Meeting - July 22, 2021
Hunter Nation is continuing our work to ensure that hunters play a role in responsibly managing our predator populations in Wisconsin. The DNR has begun its work of putting together an updated wolf management plan that will be one step in the process of developing a long-term plan to manage Wisconsin’s wolves
Hunter Nation, we need you again on this critical issue. Your voice matters.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold the first of four Wolf Management Plan Committee meetings this Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The meeting will be held virtually, and YOU are invited to attend and observe the proceedings. No pre-registration is required. The livestream will be available by clicking the link below, or you can join by phone (312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 817 6864 6459).
July 19, 2021 - MT - Montana Action Alert
There they go again...the anti-hunting forces are rallying their troops to oppose sensible wolf management practices that were approved by the Montana State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte earlier this year.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission opened a public comment period on their proposed rules for the wolf hunting season. According to news reports and incites from our members in Montana, the opposition is outnumbering the hunting public and others who want to see these more aggressive quotas and expanded hunting tactics put in place by 10-1!
We NEED you Hunter Nation, to speak up and lend your voices to this fight in Montana IMMEDIATELY as the comment period closes on Monday, July 26th.
June 15th, 2021 - VA - Virginia Action Alert
Take Action NOW - Public Comment Period on Proposed Regulation - June 15 – July 30, 2021
On May 27, 2021, the Virginia Board of Wildlife Resources, pursuant to §§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia proposed amendments to the Commonwealth’s regulations governing hunting, trapping, and terrestrial wildlife.
Comments on the proposal are solicited during a public comment period that closes on July 30, 2021.
That means the clock is ticking for the hunters, trappers, farmers, small business owners, and others in Virginia who will be adversely impacted by this ban and their long-standing conservation efforts to control the predator population by continuing coyote calling contests.
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%.
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!
Partners in Responsible Predator Management
Michigan State Director
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.
Minnesota State Director
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.
Wisconsin State Director
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.
Health and Human Safety
Pennsylvania State Director
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.
Director of Social Media
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.