NRA launched www.NRAhuntersrights.org in November 2007
as a centralized news source to keep hunters informed about abuses to hunters’ rights and escalating
threats to hunting—and what NRA is doing to defend our freedom to hunt.
NRA is committed to stopping and reversing the downward spiral in hunter numbers.
Our major goals include:
- Secure and open more public hunting lands and accessible shooting ranges.
- Oppose agency rules and policies that are hostile to hunters and unnecessary to perpetuate game.
- Defeat well-organized and well-financed anti-hunting and “animal rights” groups.
- Expand NRA’s initiatives to bring in new hunters and invest in the future of America.
Through the website, we try to educate hunters and inform them as quickly as possible
about every issue that impacts our right to hunt—things like hunting bans and
anti-hunting legislation, shooting range closures,
the activities of anti-hunting groups, and the onslaught of
confusing regulations that are driving people out of hunting.
We alert hunters to good news, too. If a state creates a new hunting season,
opens a new public shooting range, establishes a youth mentored hunt, or adds
more public hunting land, www.NRAhuntersrights.org covers it.
In addition to providing daily hunting news,
www.NRAhuntersrights.org is the
ultimate hunters’ resource. If you are looking for a place to hunt, we
maintain a state index of public hunting lands.
If you are trying to find a place to shoot, we
have a state-by-state database of 11,000 NRA-affiliated shooting ranges and clubs. If you’re
new to hunting or planning a hunt out of state, we maintain links to
hunting laws in all 50 states.
When it comes to hunters’ rights, we believe that:
Civil rights exist not to protect the guilty, but to keep the innocent from being treated like the guilty by government.
Not a single element of any civil right should be infringed because one has a hunting license.
Hunting rules should exist only for sound, clear, game perpetuation reasons.
No rules should inflict risk or hardship on innocent hunters, just to solve a law enforcement problem or make a government employee’s job less work.
No rules should be maintained, that even in small part, were enacted to produce revenue through fines.
NRA is the largest pro-hunting organization in the world. Through the combination
of our political influence, our hunting programs
for youth and women, our grant funding for range improvements and conservation projects, and the
sheer size of our membership, there really is no single group doing more for hunting than NRA.
Stay informed about everything we’re doing at www.NRAhuntersrights.org.