Welcome to the launch of NRAhuntersrights.org.
This site is not about how to hunt, where to put your tree stand, or the best guns and loads for whitetails.
This site is about your rights as a hunter, about the political, social and cultural threats that hunting faces, and what NRA is doing to defeat those threats.
NRA is the largest pro-hunting organization in the world.
Kayne Robinson (pictured) and all NRA officers are committed
to defending hunters' rights
NRA must flex its muscle more than ever to stop the downward spiral of hunter numbers by attacking its major causes, particularly those susceptible to NRA action. The big number of hunters leaving the field are those of modest means and for whom every day taken off work is very expensive.
Departing hunters are also driven away by complex, nitpicking rules and procedures instituted for the convenience of government. And too often nowadays hunters are intimidated by hostile, aggressive government agents and policies. The drudgery and legal risk imposed by confusing statutes and their arbitrary enforcement must be borne by hunters who remain in the fold, so all are ultimately impacted.
Added to these downward pressures, many hunters are having difficulty finding affordable places to hunt and shoot in preparation for hunting. Naturally this group includes new hunters, oftentimes youngsters and women. If hunting is to be saved we must protect the most vulnerable hunters first-those most likely to be driven from the field.
Determined to keep our numbers strong, NRA recruits more young and beginning hunters than all other sportsmen's groups combined, but we must be even more aggressive to protect our right to hunt. If hunting is to survive and prosper there are several critical things NRA and its membership must do:
- » Take action to secure and open more public hunting lands and to conserve wildlife habitat. This is primarily a government action and can be heavily influenced by NRA.
- » Take action to open more informal places on public lands to shoot in preparation for hunting.
- » Take action to oppose, stop, and reduce agency rules and policies that are hostile to hunters and not absolutely necessary to perpetuate game.
- » Defeat the increasingly well-organized and well-financed anti-hunting, animal "rights" forces. Only NRA can effectively oppose this growing threat, and we must apply increasing resources to this battle.
- » Expand and continue NRA's large and successful efforts to bring in new and young hunters.
In summary, hunters' rights will either be defended or they will be lost.