Become a Sentry – Become a Watchdog for Hunters Rights
Wanted: 1 Million Sentries More Sentries Being Recruited
Columbus, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- When you buy a hunting license, you help fund programs that provide hunting opportunities.
The same applies to fishing and trapping.
Sometimes, however, you need to invest more, to have more. One of the best—and most important—investments you can make for your outdoor sports future could be the time it takes to log online and become a member of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) grassroots Sentry program.
The time required is short, and joining is FREE!
The USSA is a watchdog organization that protects and advances America’s hunting, fishing, and trapping heritage. The USSA monitors legislation from all 50 states, Congress, and state and federal game departments and agencies, plus courts, to discover laws and proposals related to hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife management. When a bill or proposal is discovered that negatively impacts those outdoor opportunities, the USSA staff goes into action. Efforts are made to alert sportsmen and sportswomen and win public support.
This tireless effort has taken place in all 50 states, against many court cases, and on federal and state land issues. The topics have ranged from hunting on national wildlife refuges to bear hunting with dogs and bowhunting for deer issues. During recent times, the USSA has countered attempts by anti-hunting and animal rights groups to curtail the use of dogs during hunting by creating prohibitive breeder regulations. These and countless other issues are reviewed daily by USSA staff and a game plan for each issue is developed.
By performing this valuable service, the USSA is the eyes and ears of hunting and outdoors communities across America.
“Becoming a Sentry is possibly the single most important thing you can do to protect your hunting, fishing, trapping and outdoor sports rights,” said Dick Cabela, co-founder of Cabela’s, and chairman of the USSA Board of Directors.
“This program permits you to discover the details and stay abreast of any introduced anti laws or animal rights agendas. If you think such bills don’t –or won’t– happen in your state, you are wrong. The thousands of anti-hunting bills introduced across the nation each year should be reason enough to cause you concern. Becoming a Sentry is a step in the right direction to ensure the future of our hunting heritage.”
Sentries are needed in all 50 states to work to protect dove, deer and predator hunting, fishing, bowhunting seasons, trapping opportunities and other sporting interests.
The Sentry program is used to quickly call attention to legislation and action that will negatively impact your hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities. This program is a rapid response method to spread the word in this electronic age, and it helps concerned sportsmen take action to speak out against —or in favor of— legislation that will impact their interests. The Sentry releases also help educate the general public on issues.
Sentries receive action alerts, news releases and issue updates via e-mail when hunting, fishing, trapping and conservation are under attack. This is a proven method to counter the efforts of powerful anti-hunting and animal rights groups wanting to take away your privileges. If you are already one of the 110,000-plus USSA Sentries, encourage a friend to sign up also.
For more details, or to become a Sentry, visit www.ussportmen.org/beasentry.
High points of the Sentry program:
- In less than one year, more than 110,000 hunters and anglers have become USSA Sentries. Sentries are needed in all 50 states.
- Signup is free at www.ussportsmen.org/becomeasentry
- You will receive e-mails when negative legislative bills or action are underway in your state or region.
- You can obtain maps, and other useful hunting gear and information as part of a member package.
- Sentries receive a free weekly e-newsletter that covers the issues.
- You will be provided details on how –and when—to take action.
- You can take part in battling—and beating—anti-hunting and anti-trapping forces, such as HSUS, PETA and other groups.
- The Sentry program has a proven track record of winning legislative and court battles.
- Work together with other hunters and anglers to defend your rights and interests.
- The Sentry program is championed by celebrities like: Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Zumbo, and Dick and Mary Cabela.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. Visit www.ussportsmen.org.
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