We need your help to pass legislation protecting scientific wildlife management and the right to hunt, fish and trap from out-of-state anti-hunters. The Scientific Wildlife Management package (Senate Bills 288 & 289 and House Bills 4552 & 4553) will:
- Establish a right to hunt, fish and trap in state law.
- Allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue fisheries orders.
- Provide $1 million in conservation funding for fish and game management and research.
- Provide free licenses to active-duty members of the military.
The anti-hunters, led by the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States, are attacking SB 288 & 289 because they mean they won’t be able buy their way onto Michigan's ballot to take away any more hunting rights. They’re even telling their members that SB 288 & 289 will lead to “dog, cat and horse” hunting, just as they lied about the wolf management law by telling people it would lead to “aerial gunning from helicopters.” And they’re repeating these lies to your legislators.
In 1996, hunters, anglers and trappers banded together and passed Proposal G to manage wildlife using sound science and defeat the anti-hunters’ attempt to limit bear hunting rights. In 2006, we were silent and the anti’s took away our rights to hunt doves. Now they’re back, like a wolf that’s lost its fear of humans, to attack your hunting rights one by one. What happens now is up to you.
Please call your state representative and state senator and tell them you support SB 288 & 289. Don’t let the anti-hunters be the only ones your legislators hear from!
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