Hunting has been an important human activity for thousands of
years. Historically, hunting has been essential to survival and it
continues to be in remote areas of the United States and other
countries. Additionally, millions of people enjoy its many social,
economic, and ecological benefits.
The NRA strongly supports every law-abiding American's privilege
to hunt. Along with approximately 15.1 million American hunters and
many national conservation organizations, we're working to preserve
the American hunting tradition for future generations.
Managed Hunting is a beneficial use of renewable wildlife
resources, being in fact a necessary management practice to
maintain a proper balance among most species and their habitat.
Hunting is essential to the success of wildlife management.
In the early 1900's it was the hunter who realized the
destructive nature of unmanaged hunting and the hunter was the
first to do something about it by providing the public will and the
funds necessary for the development of North America's successful
system of wildlife conservation and management.
Today, hunters contribute millions of dollars each year toward
wildlife management and conservation projects. As a lawful and
responsible hunter you have much to be proud of.