Legislation pre-filed by Kentucky Senator Julie Raque Adams that would have banned the most commonly used trap, was withdrawn before any movement in the Senate. The Sportsmen’s Alliance, along with our Kentucky members and the United Trappers of Kentucky, acted immediately when the legislation was pre-filed and were able to communicate to the senator about the detrimental effects of the bill.
“The Sportsmen’s Alliance and our Kentucky members are grateful that Senator Adams took the time to review the impacts of this legislation, and subsequently withdrew the bill,” said Bruce Tague, Sportsmen’s Alliance vice president of government affairs.
“We are extremely glad that the legislation was pulled,” added Stephen Pickard with United Trappers for Kentucky. “Trapping is not only an important piece of the North American Model of Conservation, it is still a way of life for many of us here Kentucky.”
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 capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.