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Action Alert: Oppose Maryland Senate Bill 983 to Protect Hunting Traditions

Mar 13, 2024 Catherine Appling-Pooler

We are currently confronted with a significant challenge to our hunting practices due to the introduction of Maryland Senate Bill 983 (SB 983). This bill seeks to gradually discontinue the use of lead and lead-based…

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Public Hearing on Deer and Moose Management

Mar 1, 2024 Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding public hearings on deer and management for 2024. The three in-person hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the…

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Action Alert:  Oppose Allowing Hunting Over Bait in Tennessee (HB 1618)

Feb 20, 2024 NDA Staff

Tennessee House Bill 1618 would legalize hunting over bait on private land. Currently, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) prohibits the use of bait as an aid for taking wildlife. The regulation reads:   No person…

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Action Alert:  Oppose Raid on Nebraska Game Fund Diversion to the State’s General Fund (LB 1413)

Feb 19, 2024 NDA Staff

Nebraska Legislative Bill 1413 would divert $7 million from the State’s Game Fund to the General Fund and put additional federal dollars for wildlife conservation at risk. It would also transfer $2.5 million from the…

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Maryland DNR Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons

Feb 16, 2024 Amber Kornak

Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on the proposed changes to the 2024-2025 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. Below is…

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Action Alert:  Oppose Uncontrolled Killing of Deer and Other Wildlife Without a Depredation Permit in South Carolina (H 5041)

Feb 14, 2024 NDA Staff

South Carolina House Bill 5041 (H 5041) would permit a landowner or lessee to take a deer, wild boar, and other crop-consuming wild animals on agricultural use land that the operator owns or leases without…

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Advocacy Resources

National Deer Association (NDA) position statements cover a varitey of deer related issues from Antler Restrictions, Carcass Transport and Disposal, Food Plots, Quality Deer Management, Sunday Hunting and more.

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