USDA APHIS Reverses Canada Waterfowl Import Ban Lead

USDA APHIS Reverses Canada Waterfowl Import Ban

The USDA APHIS has announced new provisions allowing the importation of hunter-harvested waterfowl from Canada into the U.S., amending their recent rule that banned the import of all game birds.

Canadian Parliamentary Caucus Calls on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Rescind Waterfowl Import Ban

Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Co-Chairs Bob Zimmer and Ken McDonald sent a letter to Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s decision to ban the importation of hunter-harvested wild game birds from Canada into the United States and requesting that the ban be rescinded.

New York: State Legislature Fails to Advance Legally Harvested Wildlife Import Ban

The New York State Legislature adjourned over the weekend without passing Senate Bill (SB) 2814, titled the “Big Five African Trophies Act."

Questions and Answers to Arizona's Trail Cam Ban

We interviewed AZGFD regional supervisor Larry Phoenix on the recent decision to ban the use of trail cameras on Arizona’s hunting grounds.

Arizona Bans Use of Trail Cameras

On June 11, 2021, the Arizona Game and Fish Department Commission voted unanimously to ban trail cameras “for the purpose of taking or aiding in the take of wildlife, or locating wildlife for the purpose of taking or aiding in the take of wildlife.”

Virginia: NRA Sues Fairfax County for Unconstitutional Ban on Firearms in Parks

The National Rifle Association (NRA) teamed with three Virginia residents and filed a lawsuit on Friday, Jan. 29, against Fairfax County for its unconstitutional ban on firearm possession in parks and in areas adjacent to certain events.

Botswana Removes Hunting Ban

On May 23, after a five-year ban, the Botswana government officially lifted the country’s indefinite moratorium on hunting put in place by former Botswana President Ian Khama in 2014.

California Statewide Lead Ammo Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

Effective July 1, 2019, certified non-lead ammunition is required when harvesting any game with a firearm in California.

Hunters Mobilize Against N.J. Governor’s Public Land Bear Hunting Ban

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order banning the legal hunting of bears on all state-owned lands has immediate impact on the state’s October and December 2018 bear-hunting seasons, spurring New Jersey hunters, elected officials and the state’s Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) to action.

Arizona May Ban Big-Cat Hunting

Arizona hunters may no longer be able to take mountain lions or bobcats, as SB 1182, a bill drafted by Arizona State Sen. Steve Farley (D-Tucson), seeks to end the hunting of the big cats. Backed by a fine of no less than $8,000, and potentially much more, the bill, if passed, would make mountain lions and bobcats a “protected” species.

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