Hunting & Fishing!  New Laws, Gear, & Job Openings

Posted by Dan Carlson on Oct 28th 2021

Hunting & Fishing! New Laws, Gear, & Job Openings

Wisconsin Senate passes 10 bills to benefit hunters and anglers
The Wisconsin Senate passed 10 bills today from the Wisconsin Sporting Freedom package, sweeping legislation that would protect the rights of hunters and anglers and expand outdoor opportunities throughout the state. See the bills and what they’ll do HERE.

Michigan Knife Rights Act passed
Knife Law Preemption is a Knife Rights' criminal justice reform effort that nullifies existing ordinances and prevents new local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere within a state. The bill now goes to Governor Whitmer. See more HERE.

Nebraska Commission approves free-earned Landowner Elk Permit Program
In the program, a person who owns or leases at least 80 acres of farm- or ranchland for agricultural purposes qualifies for an either-sex elk permit following the verification of 10 general antlerless elk harvests; immediate family members are eligible for the permit. Read more HERE.

Make your Nebraska duck hunts even more fun with the Duck Slam
To earn the Slam, you'll need to harvest a teal (blue-winged or green-winged) of either sex, as well as drakes of three other species: an American wigeon, a mallard and a northern pintail. All ducks must be harvested in Nebraska, and hunters must upload a photo of each harvest onto the internet. Get more information HERE.

Nebraska mountain lion lottery application period is November 1 – December 8
Permits are available only to Nebraska residents, who may have one permit per calendar year. The bag limit for each permit is one mountain lion of either sex. Learn more HERE.

Williams to serve as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Regional Representative
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have hired Aaron Williams to serve as regional field representative in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Williams will oversee 35 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, 26 in Nebraska and nine in Iowa. Find out more HERE.

NDA Welcomes Introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act
The National Deer Association (NDA) welcomes the recent introduction of the bipartisan Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA). Read more about the bill HERE.

Springfield Armory resurrects the classic Browning Hi Power pistol
Springfield looked at the market and, noting demand for the classic John Browning design, decided it would be a natural fit within its product lineup. The result is the SA-35, which hearkens back to the P-35 pistol that became one of the most prolific military sidearms from World War II through the Cold War era. Learn about it HERE.

MeatEater host Steve Rinella discusses ammo shortage
According to him, ammo companies are working as hard as they can to rectify the situation. Unfortunately, the shortage has apparently caused other issues to manifest. See the story HERE.

Work in the Outdoor Industry
Check out the latest job listings in the Outdoor Industry HERE.