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Action Alert:  Oppose Lowering of Nonresident Hunting License Fees in Kansas (HB 2671)

Feb 6, 2024 NDA Staff

Kansas House Bill 2671 (HB 2671) would lower nonresident hunting license fees to just $25 and require the fee for an annual hunting license to be refundable for any person who does not acquire a…

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Action Alert: Oppose Political Wildlife Management in Vermont

Jan 30, 2024 Torin Miller

Vermont Senate Bill 258 (S.258) would transfer the authority to adopt rules for the taking of fish, wildlife, and fur-bearing animals in Vermont from the Fish and Wildlife Board to the Department of Fish and…

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Action Alert: Support the Right to Forage, Hunt and Fish in Washington

Jan 25, 2024 Amber Kornak

Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8208 (SJR 8208) would establish a constitutional right to forage, hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife and fish for Washington’s residents.  The constitutional amendment adds that traditional methods, practices, and procedures…

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Action Alert: Support Expanded Sunday Hunting Opportunities in Delaware

Jan 12, 2024 Torin Miller

Delaware House Bill 271 (HB 271) removes the prohibition of the hunting of game birds on Sunday in The First State. While deer hunting on Sundays is currently allowed in Delaware, hunting of waterfowl, other…

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Illinois DNR Hosting Public Forums to Discuss CWD Management

Jan 10, 2024 Torin Miller

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host two public meetings in Lee and Bureau counties to provide information about the recent detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in those counties, its effect on…

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Hosting CWD Public Meeting Following First Positive Detection

Jan 9, 2024 Amber Kornak

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (Kentucky Fish and Wildlife) is hosting a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Ballard County and the agency’s response after the disease was recently…

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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.

Read our position statements