Hunting Policy

Pheasant being farmed for public lands
Montana to Spend $1 Million Per Year on Pheasant Farming Instead of Habitat

We should be a culture creating a sustainable future for wild birds, not perpetuating the…

Sage grouse durning the breeding season
Wyoming Hunters, Stakeholders Fighting Senate File 61 Concerning Pen-Raised Sage Grouse

While the notion of stocking pen-raised birds to help dwindling sage grouse populations may seem…

A mountain lion watches from a tree.
State Legislatures ‘Need to Leave Management Decisions to the Experts’ as Anti-Hunting Bills Intensify

Colorado SB22-031 is the most recent example that the intensity of anti-hunting and anti-sportsmen bills…

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Breaking Down RAWA, and How to Support It

Passed out of committee on April 7, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich explains the Senate’s…

A beagle stands with its owner before a hare hunt.
New Hampshire Beagle Clubs in the Crosshairs as State House Pushes Bill to Ban Live Snowshoe Hare Trapping

Though New Hampshire was home to another legislative push by anti-hunting advocates, HB 1308 has…

A ruffed grouse sits on a log.
Landmark Legislation of the 117th Congress and Upland Birds

A lot has happened in the first year of the 117th Congress and the Biden…

A.J. DeRosa holds the paw of a black bear with a hound in the background.
Battle of the Hounds: Vermont Legislature Considering Bills to Limit, Ban Bear Hunting with Dogs

A long-standing tradition is under threat in Vermont after legislators in the state’s House of…

A hunter walks over a hill in a grassland area.
‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’ Gaining Traction on Capitol Hill

A piece of legislation with large-scale implications currently titled the ‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Will Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena and provide funds…

Image of large unmapped area of the United States wilderness
The MAPLand Act Looks to Revamp Archaic US Mapping System Creating 21st Century Access

The MAPLand Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent April 6, sending the comprehensive bill…

A father and son overlook public lands in California
The Great American Outdoors Act and Upland Birds

From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Pheasants Forever, and many conservation agencies…