Around the States: Alabama, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wyoming 

Alabama: Last week, State & Local Liaison Bee Frederick attended Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama’s signing of the National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation to celebrate the role of hunters and anglers in state conservation efforts (above.) Read more. 

Massachusetts: HB 4420 would severely impact sportsmen and women who lawfully hunt in Massachusetts or the surrounding states. It would restrict private property rights, and generally criminalize gun ownership—all of which would hamper conservation efforts in Massachusetts funded through hunters and recreational shooters. MA advocates, take action now! 

Pennsylvania: The State Senate included an amendment in the budget that would transfer $150 million from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Game Fund to fund Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. This proposed transfer would significantly impact the PGC’s on the ground conservation work. PA advocates, take action now! 

Wyoming: SCI Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson travelled to Wyoming during the week of September 18th to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day and attend the Wyoming Governor’s Proclamation Signing Ceremony for National Hunting and Fishing Day.  While there, Tymeson also met with Department of Game and Fish officials regarding the business of SCI.  Pictured L-R below:  Wyoming Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, and SCI Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson.