Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International (SCI) today announced its support for Nebraska’s pending ballot measure to protect the right to hunt, trap, and fish. SCI proudly supports Amendment 2, a critical ballot measure to ensure that Nebraska’s outdoor heritage is protected for future generations.
“Anti-hunting organizations constantly attack our sporting heritage. Given the opportunity, they would end hunting today,” stated SCI Director of Hunting Advocacy Melissa Simpson. “By passing Amendment 2, the right to hunt, trap, and fish, we can ensure that our outdoor and hunting heritage remains a part of Nebraska’s cultural fabric.”
Earlier in 2012, Legislative Resolution 40CA, which placed the right to hunt, trap, and fish constitutional amendment on the Nebraska ballot for Nov. 6, passed in the state legislature by a 41 to 3 vote. All citizens of Nebraska are encouraged to support Amendment 2 on Nov. 6 ballot to permanently protect the freedom to hunt.
“Successful passage of Amendment 2 on Election Day will mark an important step to protect hunting, fishing, and trapping opportunities for future generations of sportsmen and women,” said Safari Club International President John Whipple.
Over 75 years ago, hunters stepped forward to pass the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration act, and became the first conservationists in America who recognized the need for science based management for game species. Today hunters remain the most numerous and the most successful conservationists contributing more money and resources for active conservation programs than any other single group.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service economic report of hunting, trapping, and fishing highlighted the $90 billion spent and the $3 billion contributed to conservation efforts by 37.4 million hunters and anglers around the U.S.A.
“Hunting, trapping, and fishing have always been a part of America’s outdoor heritage, and we continue to demonstrate how sportsmen and women are a vital portion of our economy and our conservation programs as a whole,” Whipple concluded.
For more information on Amendment 2, please visit the Nebraska Proposed Amendments Page.
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