Hornady Calls for Campaign Against HSUS Petition On Public Lands

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hornady Calls for Campaign Against HSUS Petition On Public Lands
Call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and tell her to reject the HSUS petition that threatens hunting on public lands! Call 202-208-3181 and email our pre-written letter to voice your objection.

The future of hunting is under attack! Hornady® Manufacturing urges firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and demand she reject a petition filed by the HSUS that seeks to ban hunting with traditional ammunition on public lands.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), anti-hunting groups, and five individual sportsmen have teamed up to file a petition with the Interior Department demanding rules that ban hunting with traditional ammunition on public lands – more than 160 million acres of federal lands managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That’s one-fifth of the total land area in the United States.

Weighing in at a hefty 50 pages, this petition is rife with emotional statements based on fuzzy science, and fails to make the case that using traditional ammunition threatens wildlife or humans in such a way as to justify eliminating it altogether. It claims prohibiting lead ammunition should be an easy accomplishment since non-lead alternatives are available. But this is nothing more than a back-door way to ban hunting altogether, by making the sport of hunting in America cost prohibitive. Once the rules change with regard to traditional ammunition on public land, it opens the floodgates for over-reaching restrictions on hunting as a whole.

Tell Interior Secretary Sally Jewell how this petition falls short on reason and logic:

It lacks sound science to support banning the traditional hunting ammunition used by hunters for centuries.
It is another attempt by the HSUS to ban hunting altogether.
The adverse impact of traditional ammunition upon wildlife has not been substantiated to the point of necessitating such a drastic move.
There is no evidence that consuming game taken with traditional ammunition poses a human health risk to hunters and their families.
Approving this ban would reduce the 11% excise taxes currently raised from the sale of traditional ammunition, which is used to support wildlife conservation. A ban of traditional ammunition would harm the very animals HSUS claims to protect.


Here is a list of the groups filing this petition:
Humane Society of the United States
Fund for Animals
Defenders of Wildlife
Natural Resources Defense Council
Wildlife Conservation Society
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
South Florida Wildlife Center
Chocolay Raptor Center
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Northwood Alliance
National Wolfwatcher Coalition
Five individual sportsmen, including Judd Hanna, former California Fish and Game commissioner

The truth has been clearly revealed. HSUS and its ilk want to ban hunting altogether. Don’t let them succeed. Call your officials today:

Dept. of Interior Office of Communications: 202-208-6416
Dept. of Interior Executive Office: 202-208-3181
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at 202-208-3181 or submit a letter and demand the rejection of the HSUS petition.

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Board of Directors election to be held this fall

The NFOA board is elected by the membership to service two year terms. This year is election year.

Have you thought about getting more involved with the NFOA?

Want to serve on the board?

Nominations for board members will open at the member meeting August 23rd.

The board of directors is responsible for running the day to day business of the NFOA.  Several boards members have decided to step down or not run again.  They have put much time and effort into building this organization.  Now it’s time for some new members to step up and provide fresh ideas and new energy into our growing organization.

If you know someone you believe would make a good board member, or know that you would, get in touch with any current board member before the members meeting so we can get names nominated.

Voting occurs online after we have published bios of all candidates.  More details on the election will be discussed at the Member Meeting.

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Minutes of the June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting

The June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting opened at 8:00 AM, June 9th, and closed at 10:00 PM, June 14th.

1.) Approve May Board Meeting Minutes
John was unable to complete the minutes for the May Board Meeting, so Rod completed them, and the Board Meeting was extended by 24 hours to allow approval of those minutes. Minutes were approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 5/1/14 – $14,151.97

Total Expenditures – $118.96
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
– One check $80.00 for NE Sportsman Council membership

Total Deposits – $354.36

Ending Book balance 5/31/14 – $14,387.37

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership           7375   increase of  31
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
Total  membership               7450   +31 on June 7th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Discussion about the NFOA’s legislative priorities ensued. The two top bill items where uniform signage with reduced penalties for violation and “shall sign” legislation for CLEO on NFA approvals.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
Appointment of a new committee chairman was discussed.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Nothing significant to report.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan reported on the increase in server storage space in order to alleviate issues with data backup and corruption.

5.) Any Old Business
The “Guns Save Lives” theme was approved as the trade show booth display artwork.

6.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Discussion ensued about different educational seminars, options for catering, and other events for this year’s meeting.

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