BHA-led effort to promote fair chase hunting gains momentum with wins in two key states
Missoula, MT -(AmmoLand.com)- Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is celebrating new successes in advancing fair chase hunting following recent decisions in Minnesota and New York to ban the use of drones while hunting and scouting.
“These victories attest to the power of our grassroots volunteers – and their commitment to upholding ethical hunting and fishing,” said BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. “Since 2013, BHA has successfully facilitated regulations governing the use of drones by hunters in every Western state except Washington, with efforts underway there now. BHA chapters have been instrumental in advancing this national movement in support of fair chase.”
BHA state chapters have initiated and led a national grassroots movement to ban the use of drones in scouting and hunting. BHA has successfully facilitated drone bans in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Wyoming and is currently working to implement a ban in Washington. Illinois and West Virginia have followed in banning drones, as well.
“This is what happens when BHA comes to the table,” stated Tawney. “We achieve …read more