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NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Leads Fight for a Vital American Freedom

As part of the organization’s 150-year stewardship of shooting and hunting, the NRA in 2016 created the Hunters’ Leadership Forum to push against the demonization of hunting.

Dos and Don’ts When Talking About Hunting

You wouldn’t go hunting without proper preparation; likewise, it’s equally important to prepare to communicate effectively about hunting before you find yourself trying to defend it.

Join the Hunt: Argue to Succeed

Most Americans do not disapprove of hunting. Then again, most Americans don’t really understand much about conservation. As we advocate for hunting’s role on our landscape, it’s important to note arguments that work and don’t work when speaking with nonhunters and anti-hunters.

Why Hunting Affirms Americans’ Values Toward Animal Welfare

Americans’ attitudes about hunting exist across a continuum of acceptability from animal rights to animal welfare to “dominionism.” Understanding this continuum is crucial to communicating our mindset as hunters and why hunting fits the American landscape now and into the future.

Modern Society Increasingly Distances Itself from Nature, Hunting

Changing viewpoints regarding the value of wildlife means only one thing for the future of sound scientific wildlife management: roadblocks.

How to Successfully Debate Anti-Hunters

Debating an anti-hunter can quickly become a lesson in futility if you don’t have your arguments in order. Our author passes on a few tricks learned from a recent seminar on the topic.

Western and Southeastern States Defy Hunting’s ‘National Decline’

While hunting participation at the nationwide level is down, license sales in Western and Southeastern states are booming.

Could We Replace Deer Hunting?

Are deer just another game species, or would their disappearance destroy hunting as we know it? Two studies reveal how much emphasis hunters place on deer, and what would happen if deer hunting ceased to exist.

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