Bill would ban wildlife derbies!


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Eight Democrats at the request of the Humane Society of the United States have introduced a bill that would ban all contest related to the take of wildlife. The bill currently defines wildlife to exclude fish, but this is the first step to ban all fishing derbies, big buck or bull contests, coyotes derbies, etc.
It’s critical that you CLICK HERE to email the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose this emotionally charged and non-science based legislation.
Prohibits person from organizing, sponsoring, promoting, conducting or participating in contest, competition, tournament or derby that has objective of taking wildlife for prizes or other inducement or for entertainment.
Punishes violation of prohibition by imprisonment for not more than 364 days and fine of not more than $6,250. Requires transportation of injured wildlife to licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility or veterinarian. Provides that person that injures or kills wildlife in violation of Act forfeits remains of wildlife to State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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From what I have heard this is aimed at coyote hunting, but when they wrote it, it got out of control. There seems to be a need to amend the bill or to just dump it completely. I say dump it.
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This is just one of the many poorly written bills on the agenda this session and not the only one written by people with little knowledge of the activities or items they are looking to criminalize. If the one party gov't we have now in Oregon gets it's way things are going to change drastically for hunters and gun owners. It will only be a matter of time before they go after fishing tournaments and eventually get to a complete ban on hunting. Since this is the stated goal of HSUS it's hard to say it's all hysteria. Call your congress people folks. Our system is broken only because WE refuse to demand that it work!

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