On November 3, Texans will vote on Proposition 6 and a “yes” vote will enshrine hunting and fishing rights for Texans. Between now and voting day, we need to spread our pro-hunting message and combat the anti-hunting groups who will fight this amendment. Anti-hunting forces such as HSUS are amassing a war chest to defeat this initiative, and we can’t afford to lose.
How big of a risk are anti-hunting and fishing efforts by groups such as HSUS and PETA?
Citizens in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Wyoming are no longer allowed to control wolf populations through hunting. Californians can no longer hunt cougars in their state, nor are they allowed to import mountain lions legally harvested in other states.
In Maine, the ability to hunt bears in order to manage the bear population is under attack, despite the fact that bear populations are at historic highs. Extremists were so effective in Michigan that even dove hunting is banned.
Early voting begins mid-October and leaders from major outdoor organizations are working to raise awareness of Proposition 6 and get voters to the polls. Turnout in these off-season elections is traditionally very low, and groups like the Humane Society have the ability to fund multi-million dollar campaigns that will poach this opportunity from Texans.
While we need voters to go to the polls and vote, we also need funds to spread the message and are asking you to step up and put your money down to help Texas. Time is critical and we need you to act right here, right now. Whether you can send $10 or $1,000, your support can make a difference. Our first and foremost mission is to save our hunting heritage–a heritage handed down to us. It is ours to lose. Your urgently needed contributions will be used to send the message of the importance of harvesting wildlife as a conservation measure, and on the economic impact to the state.
Don’t let the intolerance and bigotry of the anti-hunting community toward our way of life win the day. Please use the “Donate” button below to help the Lone Star State be the next state to make hunting a right for future generations.– By Eddie Grasser, SCI Vice-President, Co-Chair SCI Government Affairs Committee