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Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

2014 Shooting Sports Participation Report Now Available


The 2014 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Shooting Sports Participation report is now available for purchase.



The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership


Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in […]



NSSF Tries to Respond to New York Times’ Leaden Thinking


A week has passed without word from nary an editor or editorial assistant that the New York Times would deign to publish the within–the-prescribed-word limit letter to the editor we had submitted in response to an editorial that surprised even us for its mistaken assumptions and ridiculous headline. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that […]



Eagles are Soaring


Let’s start with a fact on which both sides in the ongoing debate about traditional lead ammunition can agree. The American bald eagle population is soaring – and not just metaphorically. The removal of bald eagles from the federal list of threatened and Endangered Species list in 2007 is one of the nation’s great conservation success […]



What Oregon Hunters Should Know About Traditional Ammunition


Using Traditional Ammunition Does Not Adversely Impact Wildlife Populations; a Ban Would Reduce Funding for Conservation This month 4,200 out of a quarter million Oregon hunters will be invited to take a survey about traditional ammunition containing lead components. It is clear the survey is a first step by the state in pursuing restrictions or a total […]



NSSF Issues Report on Combined Spending by Hunters and Target Shooters


National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that spending […]



Hunting on Public Lands at Risk!


Man-and-boy-in-sunrise-Words You may have seen the news that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with other anti-hunting groups and individuals, filed a petition with the Interior Department demanding rules against hunting with traditional ammunition on public lands – one-fifth of the total land area in the U.S. We warned this was coming after […]



NSSF Statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study on Traditional Ammunition and Bald Eagles


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a preview of a new study regarding traditional ammunition and mortality of bald eagles in the upper Midwest that has led to news stories misleading the public into thinking the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components is having a population-level impact on bald eagles. That […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



NSSF Urges Target Shooters and Hunters to Help Prevent Wildfires


Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion—a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages […]



Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years


The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according […]



INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting


Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



U.S. Rep. Latta Introduces New Sportsmen’s Act


NSSF notes that Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has introduced HR 3590, a new bipartisan version of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013. Earlier this year, Latta and CSC Co-Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), joined by Vice-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), introduced the SHARE Act […]



Improve Your Long-range Hunting and Shooting Skills with NSSF’s Latest Series of Rifle Tips


From the expert training staff at Storm Mountain Training Center in Elk Garden, W.Va., NSSF brings you a trio of long range rifle tips that will help you and a friend connect with more targets both at the shooting range and afield. The first tip in the series, “Trace,” will help you become a more […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Venison Donations Provide 11 Million Meals to Less Fortunate


When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell — one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. A new infographic from NSSF shows that 11 million meals are provided annually to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly […]



Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition


A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]



You Can’t Use Lead Ammo; You Can Use Copper Ammo, You Just Can’t Mine It


Environmental groups have been telling American hunters that we must not be allowed the use of traditional ammunition with lead components.  Despite a complete and total lack of scientific evidence to support their claims, the California legislature recently embraced their worldview with the enactment of AB 711, which bans the use of traditional ammunition in hunting statewide. The groups supporting […]



Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban; Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Rifles with Detachable Magazines


California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law AB 711, a statewide ban on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting, the first such ban in the nation. NSSF and a coalition of hunting, sportsmen, gun-owners, labor organizations and law enforcement officials had urged him to veto this anti-hunting bill.  Read the governor’s signing statement. […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Hunting in America. Big Bucks, Big Impact on the Economy


Hunting has a huge impact on the American economy. This infographic provides a look at just how big that impact is.



Pennsylvania Mentored Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk


A bill that would expand the popular Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania to allow adult participation recently passed the legislature and is awaiting approval of Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, Senate Bill 623, introduced by Sens. Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Wayne Fontana (D-Pittsburgh), allows those ages 12 and older to try hunting under the […]