Sportsmen’s Weekly: Campaign Launched in Maine to Ban Bear Hunting 7-12-2013

July 12, 2013

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Campaign Launched in Maine to Ban Bear Hunting

A new anti-hunting organization has announced its intent to qualify a ballot initiative before voters to ban the most successful methods of controlling bear numbers in Maine.  Called Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, the organization is actually backed by the nation’s largest anti-hunting organization; the Washington DC based Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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Antis in MI Pushing 2nd Referendum on Wolves

On July 2nd, animal rights groups launched a petition drive to stop the state from controlling the growing wolf population.  If enough signatures are gathered, Michigan voters will decide on November 4, 2014, whether to overturn Senate Bill 288, which granted authority to designate game species to the state Natural Resources Commission.  The anti-hunting coalition, called Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, is backed by the nation’s most powerful animal rights organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Youth Trapper Takes Western Great Lakes Wolf

When 14 year old Maegan Loka learned that a Wisconsin Wolf tag, for the inaugural season, was going to be donated to her over the phone, she was so surprised that she had to take a deep breath before exclaiming “yes!”

As the President of the Future Trappers of Wisconsin, and the youngest youth member of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Loka is not a novice when it comes to the sport of trapping.  However, a wolf tag in Wisconsin is not easy to come by, so Loka knew she had to jump on the opportunity.

TruckVault Cares Contest: We Need Your Vote!

Would you like to keep our hunting heritage alive?  We do, and we know that it starts with educating our younger generation.  And now you can help with just one click of your mouse!

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program has been chosen to participate in the “TruckVault Cares…about conservation, canines, and kids” fundraiser to raise funds to educate youth on the importance of our hunting heritage.




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