This Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Michigan State House of Representatives will take the final step to pass a citizen-initiated law called the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA). NSSF urges all Michigan sportsmen and retailers to call your State Representative today and tomorrow and ask for their support of SFWCA. Make sure your representative is also calling their fellow legislators asking for their support.
Call 517-373-0135 and ask to speak with your Representative today. Or you can find your Representative here.
Please ask all Michigan hunters that you know to also contact their Representative to let them know they support SFWCA as well. Only with your sustained effort to contact legislators will we be successful!
In June, Safari Club International’s (SCI) Michigan Chapters working in conjunction with the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CPWM) submitted 374,000 signatures of Michigan voters to the Secretary of State in support of the SFWCA. Every citizen who signed the petition did so with the expectation that the legislature would vote on this Act.
Out-of-state radical anti-hunting groups, led by the Humane Society of the United States, have launched two referendum drives in Michigan seeking to overrule Michigan’s wildlife biologists on game management decisions. With their deep pockets, they know that once they get on a statewide ballot, it’s just a matter of spending millions of dollars in misleading advertising.
The Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act would:
- Ensure that decisions affecting the taking of fish and game are made using principles of sound scientific fish and wildlife management;
- Provide for free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for active members of the military, and;
- Provide appropriations for fisheries management activities within Michigan necessary for rapid response, prevention, control and/or elimination of aquatic invasive species, including Asian carp.
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