By: Amber Kornak

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.

Iowa DNR Hosting Upcoming CWD Update Meetings

Aug 22, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting two public meetings to provide updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance and management efforts in Jasper, Marshall, and Grundy counties. Meetings are scheduled for: Baxter,…

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Missouri Dept. of Conservation Hosting CWD Management Public Meetings

Aug 17, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting two public meetings for deer hunters and landowners who wish to be informed on MDC’s management strategies for chronic wasting disease (CWD). No registration is required. The…

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Hunt-Fish Community Outlines Principles and Priorities for National Monuments

Aug 4, 2023 Amber Kornak

We were on our third day of stalking Montana pronghorn down in what is known as the Missouri Breaks. It was rifle season, but man, it was still a hot day. We finally glassed a…

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Florida FWC Hosting Public Meeting to Discuss CWD in North Florida

Jun 29, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are hosting a public meeting following the recent confirmation of the state’s first positive detection of chronic wasting…

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Action Alert: Oppose Hunting Contest Bans in New York

Jun 8, 2023 Amber Kornak

New York Senate Bill 4099 (S4099), which recently passed the New York Senate, seeks to make any contest, competition, tournament, and derby with the objective of taking or hunting wildlife unlawful. The bill, which excludes…

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Action Alert: Oppose Expanded Wildlife Feeding in Michigan

May 23, 2023 Amber Kornak

Michigan House Bill 4593 (HB 4593) would allow an individual to engage in wildlife feeding, including deer and elk, if the feed is located within 300 feet of a residence and the feed is no…

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Holding Additional Deer Meetings

May 3, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTF&W) and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding two more public hearings to solicit input on deer and the department’s 2023 Antlerless Harvest and Youth/Novice Season Recommendation….

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Action Alert: Make Hunting and Fishing a Constitutional Right in Florida

Apr 3, 2023 Amber Kornak

Florida Senate Joint Resolution 1234 (SJR 1234, House companion HJR 1157) would establish a constitutional right to hunt and fish for Florida’s residents, citing the importance and value that fishing and hunting have to the…

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Action Alert: Support Extended Youth Hunting Opportunities in New York

Mar 21, 2023 Amber Kornak

New York Senate Bill 5420 (S5420) and Assembly companion 2887 (A2887) would extend a previously set pilot program that enables 12 and 13-year-old hunters to harvest deer with a firearm or crossbow under the supervision…

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Action Alert: Oppose Captive Big Game Hunting in Rhode Island

Mar 14, 2023 Amber Kornak

Rhode Island House Bill 5864 (H 5864) would prohibit importing or releasing any big game animal into or on any property within the state for purposes of conducting captive hunting. Captive hunting is defined as “a…

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