Senate Phone Calls Needed in Support of HB 4993December 11th, 2013
A bill that could positively impact public opinion on hunting, fishing and trapping in this state is over half of the way to being completed – but it needs the help of sportsmen and women to get across the finish line!
HB 4993 (Rep. Jon Bumstead) would create a statewide council, called the Michigan Wildlife Council, that would be charged with hiring a marketing firm and directing funds for the creation and implementation of a targeted multi-media marketing campaign.
The money for the campaign is already there, part of the hunting and fishing license package that was passed and signed into law this fall provides for a $1 surcharge on every fishing or base hunting license to go specifically towards public education, marketing, and outreach. HB 4993 allows that money to be spent by educating the general non-hunting, non-fishing public on the importance of our outdoor heritage for the future of wildlife and fisheries conservation.
This would be a major win for our outdoor heritage, and a win against anti-hunting interests in our state.
We need your help!
Please contact your Michigan Senator today and respectfully ask them to VOTE YES on HB 4993.
We need to remind them that hunters, anglers and trappers proudly fund conservation in this state and support House Bill 4993!
If approved on Thursday (12/12/13) in the Senate, the bill will move over for a concurrence vote in the House and then on to Governor Snyder’s desk.