Legislation introduced in Florida by State Senator Debbie Mayfield that strengthened state hunter and angler harassment laws was signed by Gov. DeSantis.
“The Sportsmen’s Alliance has been the leading organization championing strong hunter harassment laws across the U.S. We appreciate Gov. DeSantis signing Senate Bill 1414, which provides greater protection of our Florida members,” said Jacob Hupp, associate director of state services at the Sportsmen’s Alliance. “When sportsmen and women exercise their rights and pursue their passions, they should be able to do so without fear for their privacy or personal safety.”
Before SB 1414, Florida law prohibited the intentional harassment of hunters, trappers or fisherman and/or the prevention of the lawful taking of legal fish or game in the state only if it was state-owned property. Senate Bill 1414 clarified the intent of the hunter/angler harassment law, and clearly states protections for sportsmen from harassment on all lawful Florida public fishing and hunting lands, including federal property.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.