American Forestry Association|
1516 P Street NW
Washington DC 20005
proper regulations, hunting should be considered a tool of management
by owners of forest and range holders…"
1400 Eye Street NW 10th Fl
Washington DC 20005
hunting as a legitimate use in wilderness areas…subject to appropraite
regulation for species protection."
Izaak Walton League of America|
1401 Wilson Blvd, Level B
Arlington, VA 22209
hunting should be considered a valuable management tool, where it
is compatible with other resource uses and purposes…"
National Rifle Association of America|
1600 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington DC 20036
hunting is a beneficial use of renewable wildlife resources which,
when left to nature, are finally lost to predators, disease, often
starvation and old age…"
Humane Society of the United States|
2100 L. Street NW
Washington DC 20037
HSUS is strongly opposed to the hunting of any living creature for
fun, trophy, or for sport…The HSUS recognizes that the welfare and
responsible management of animals may, on occasion, necessitate the
killing of wildlife…also recognizes that the legitimate needs for
human subsistence may necessitate the killing of wildlife..."
American Humane Association|
P.O. Box 1266
Denver, CO 80201-1266
to the hunting of any living creature for fun, a trophy, or for simple
sport…believes that sport hunting is a form of exploitation of animals
for the entertainment of the hunter... when all other avenues have
been exhausted and there remains a demonstrable necessity to kill
some wildlife, it should be performed by responsible officials and
methods utilized must result in instantaneous and humane death...considers
sport hunting a violation of the inherent integrity of animals...and
calls for positive action to prevent such cruelties."
North American Wildlife Foundation|
102 Wilmot Road, Suite 410
Deerfield, IL 60015
non-game wildlife populations and those that are threatened and endangered
are given the full protection of the law. Surpluses of game populations
can be cropped each year on a sustained basis under strict licensing
National Audubon Society|
950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
never been opposed to the hunting of game species if that hunting
is done ethically and in accordance with laws and regulations design
to prevent depletion of the wildlife resource…we will advocate restrictions
on hunting, include the complete closure of a hunting season, whenever
we are convinced that the welfare of the species involved requires
it…we do not advocate hunting. This is no contradiction, though some
people seem to think it is. Our objective is wildlife and environmental
conservation, not the promotion of hunting. We think lots of the justifications
for hunting are weak ones, and too often exaggerated for commercial
reasons, and we do not hesitate to say so when the ocassion calls
for it. But this does not make us anti-hunting…"
Writers Association of America|
2017 Cato Avenue, Suite 101
State College, PA 16801
a regular controlled harvest, many animal populations and the ranges
they occupy would be impoverished…Further, the hunter and the angler
under established seasons and bag limits, take only a portion of the
annual surplus which is going to be lost to other mortality causes
of Animals, Inc. |
P.O. Box 1244
Norwalk, CT 06856
premeditated killing of wildlife is abhorrent to most people, particularly
when hunting is condoned under false pretenses, under the guise of
'wildlife management, overpopulation control,' or 'protection of crops
and public safety.'…We believe that wildlife, which by law belongs
to all of us, has rights and deserves protection, and that the non-hunting
majority needs a voice, an active advocate…"
Wildlife Legislative Fund of America|
50 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Wildlife Legislative Fund of America believes that hunting, fishing
and trapping are Rights not privileges. They are honorable pursuits
that can be defended by our Constitution. These oldest of heritages
are treasures that can and should be defended as we defend other legacies
that weld us to our roots and remind us from where we came.
These Rights can be taken away only by breaking the laws and regulations designed to protect wildlife.
The Wildlife Legislative Fund of America is the nation's principal sportsmen's rights organization and through its associated organization represents over one million sportsmen. It is a firm believer in scientific wildlife management and supports regulated hunting, fishing and trapping.
Founded to combat the animal rights movement, the WLFA is proud to have served sportsmen for over a decade. The staff is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in the fields of public relations, legislative lobbying, natural resource management and law.
The WLFA is an association of organizations ranging from national groups like Ducks Unlimited, the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, National Wild Turkey Foundation and others to hundreds of state and local sportsmen clubs. It provides money and manpower to sportsmen under attack anywhere in America. The WLFA operates in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
Sportsmen are America's greatest conservationists. Because of their concern for wildlife and their support of the nation's dedicated wildlife managers, America's wildlife is thriving. No species of wildlife in the United States has been endangered by modern sportsmen. On the contrary, the sportsman's concern for wildlife, backed up by $950 million annually through license fees and self-imposed taxes, is the reason wildlife is thriving. Sportsmen provide a service by harvesting surplus animals. This can be crucial for many wildlife species' populations. Scientific data collected by biologists from the sportsman's game bag provides invaluable information that wildlife managers use to formulate wildlife management plans to ensure wildlife's health and abundance.
To combat a growing anti-hunting/animal rights movement, the WLFA recently launched a nationwide public education program called "Protect What's Right". It is designed to carry the sportsmen's message to the non-hunting public. It is currently operational in hundreds of communities in 48 states."
Unlimited, Inc. |
One Waterfowl Way
Long Grove, IL 60047
the concept of regulated sport hunting as an integral part of sound
wildlife management, and as a wise and prudent use of renewable natural
resources…Because DU was chartered as a conservation organization,
it is not a 'hunting' organization per se. But as a part of its singleness
of purpose, DU attempts to educate the public about wildlife habitat
National Wildlife Federation|
1400 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20036-2266
support hunting because, under professional regulation, wildlife populations
are renewable natural resource that can safely sustain taking…the
real and fundamental problem facing wildlife is not hunting but, instead
is habitat degradation and destruction…"
1244 Nineteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20036
an anti-hunting nor a pro-hunting organization, but most of its 80,000
members are non-hunters and their concern is with the restoration
and protection of all species of wildlife and their habitats…"
1101 Fourteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20005
and encourages recreational hunting and harvests within (1) prescribed
scientific guidelines, (2) essential standards and traditions of fair
chase and (3) laws and regulations established and enforced by state,
provincial and federal wildlife management agencies…Hunting designated
wildlife populations legally and responsibly is a legitimate, healthful
and otherwise worthwhile recreational activity…"
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
hunting is principally useful for recreational purposes, for utilization
of the harvestable surplus to benefit man, and for controlling populations…"
Fund for Animals|
200 West 57 th Street
New York, NY 10019
opposed to the recreational killing of wildlife…"
730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
not opposed to sports hunting outside of appropriate sanctuaries such
as national parks, provided it is regulated…Wildlife animals should
not be valued principally in terms of whether they can serve as targets…we
should respect the moral right of all creatures to exist, to maintain
basic and successful breeding stock, to have essential habitat protected,
to be free of unnecessary predation, persecution, and cruel and unduly
confining captivity…regulated sports hunting may have a place for
those who choose to pursue it, but there are more pressing concerns…"
1250 24 t h Street NW
Washington DC 20037
organization itself takes no position either pro or con, on hunting…WWF
recognizes that responsibly conducted hunting can be an appropriate
wildlife management tool, particularly for abundant game that is maintained
on a sustainable basis…WWF opposes hunting which might adversely affect
the survival of threatened or endangered species…"
Shooting Sports Foundation|
555 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
the NSSF was created 'to foster in the American public a better understanding
of and more active participation in the shooting sports,' its position
on hunting as properly defined is one of strong support…believes that
sport hunting is a desirable part of modern recreational patterns.
NSSF feels that Americans have a right to hunt but to do so on private
land is a privilege extended by the landowner. Hunting with proper
controls is an effective and needed tool of that game management which
has become the responsibility of modern man everywhere. It is the
function of the hunting-interested to transfer their knowledge and
their understanding of the hunting ethic to the younger people just
as it has always been their function…No game species has been moved
toward serious threat of extinction by sport hunting alone. On the
contrary, numerous species have been returned to healthy numbers through
hunter-sponsored, hunter-financed habitat management…"