March 29, 2016 – by Stan Steele, Chairman of the Board
The United States Senate Bill S. 659: Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016 is a bill created to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, shooting, and for other purposes. It’s a much-needed bill from our federal legislators to help curb attacks by the anti-hunting crowd.
The anti-hunting crowd is working diligently to block this bill. The following excerpts are comments that were sent to members of Congress opposing the bill from anti-hunters.
I oppose S. 659 Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 because it would be totally irresponsible to strip wolves of their protected status just to appease a few special interest groups and those who are frightened by fairy tales.
I oppose S. 659 Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 because…it’s time to stop killing wildlife!
If you want these type messages to be the only input that our federally elected officials receive, then do nothing, remain silent, and the outcome of the bill will be clear.
You’ll lose (nay, we’ll all lose) and the antis will win another easy victory.
As America’s most original and most enduring conservationists, we must not sit back silent and allow our ability to hunt, fish, trap and shoot to be twisted into an ugly public perception. The radical minority are loud environmentalists and animal rights activist that spew false information and disgusting lies based on emotion, not fact.
It is long past time for each and every one of us to actively defend our outdoor heritage at all levels of government from the constant attack by the vocal minority.
If your Senator does not vote for passage of The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Bill of 2016, then they are most certainly voting against your ability to hunt, fish, trap and recreationally shoot.
Please take the 2 minutes (literally, 2 minutes) and contact them both in support of S. 659!
Tell them you are proud to be a Sportsmen and Urge them to Support you and your lifestyle by voting for The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016 (S.659)
Senator Ron Wyden
Phone: (202) 224-5244
Senator Jeff Merkley
Phone: (202) 224-3753