Alert: Coalition Opposing California Hunting Ban Grows

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Local, state, and national sportsmen organizations, and outdoor media groups, are flocking to join the fight to defeat a California Senate Bill that would ban the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.

Senate Bill 1221, sponsored by the nation’s largest anti-hunting organization – the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has been scheduled for a hearing on April 24th before the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee in Sacramento.

“There is no reason to take these rights away from sportsmen.  We understand this is not really about hunting with hounds, but really just another step toward the anti-hunting lobby’s goal to end all hunting,” said Evan Heusinkveld, USSA’s director of state services.  “We’ve seen them across the country trying to ban bird hunting, bow hunting, Sunday hunting and even youth involvement in hunting. Hunters are not fooled.”

Opponents of California Senate Bill 1221:

American Kennel Club
Archery Trade Association
Bear Hunting Magazine
Big Sur Hounds
Boone & Crockett Club
Bowhunting Preservation Alliance
California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association
California Federation of Dog Clubs
California Field Trial Association
California Houndsmen for Conservation
California Outdoor Heritage Alliance
California Waterfowl Association
Camp Fire Club of America
Central California Sporting Dogs Association
Conservation Force
Little Shasta Houndsmen Association
Masters of Foxhounds Association
Mendo Lake Houndsmen Association
Modesto Houndsmen Association
Mule Deer Foundation
National Rifle Association
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Trappers Association
North American Bear Foundation
North Central California Houndsmen Association
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Safari Club International
Scott River Houndsmen
Shasta Cascade Houndsmen
Siskiyou Houndsmen & Sportsmen
Southern California Houndsmen Association
Southern San Joaquin Houndsmen
Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance
Stockton Houndsmen Club, Inc.
Tri-County Houndsmen Association
Tule River Houndsmen
United Houndsmen of California
United Kennel Club
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
West Hills Hunt
Whitetails Unlimited
Wildcat Creek Sporting Dogs
Wild Sheep Foundation
Wilderness Unlimited

Take Action!  Sportsmen need to call their state senators TODAY and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 1221.  To find your state senator’s contact information, visit the USSA Legislative Action Center.

Sportsmen can also join the fight on Facebook to get the latest on the campaign.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
801 Kingsmill Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43229