Sportsmen’s Voice Must Resonate in Michigan House Chamber on August 27 2014
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Efforts led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) over the last two years in Michigan have put the state’s ability to properly manage its natural resources at risk.
Thankfully, those from Michigan’s sportsmen’s community and the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus have joined forces to combat HSUS’s objective of stripping the Natural Resource Commission’s (NRC) authority to manage wildlife based on scientific principles.
These sportsmen efforts translated into nearly 300,000 certified signatures in support of enacting the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA).
This citizen-initiated law will safeguard the NRC’s authority to manage Michigan’s fish and wildlife using the best available science.
On August 13 2014, the Michigan Senate demonstrated its commitment to conservation by voting in favor of the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. The decision now goes to the House of Representatives, whose approval would codify the SFWCA without the need for the governor’s signature.
Lack of approval would send the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to the November ballot for popular vote where the emotionally charged and ill-informed campaigns of HSUS could sway voters from making the best decision for Michigan’s wildlife resources.
It is imperative that representatives hear from constituents who support professional fish and wildlife management and are encouraged to vote in favor of the SFWCA on August 27. Opponents will be working hard to sway legislators, so it is up to the sportsmen’s community to surpass their efforts in these final two days. At nearly two million strong, the voices of Michigan’s hunters and anglers cannot be ignored.
Please contact members of the Michigan House of Representatives today and urge them to support the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act!
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The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. Throughout this time, CSF has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted hunting and fishing organization in the political arena.
CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America’s hunters and anglers. Visit: www.sportsmenslink.org