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From the Field
Wild Sheep Foundation News
July 28th 2014

Secretary Tom Vilsack Secretary Sally Jewell
U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Interior
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. 1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20250 Washington, DC 20240

Dear Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell:

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) and our North American network of Chapters and Affiliates are alarmed about potential threats to bighorn sheep and their habitats on Federal lands in your charge.

Over the past 40 years, WSF and WSF Chapters and Affiliates have raised and directed millions of private dollars into research on the diseases transmitted from domestic sheep and goats to bighorn sheep. Despite what should obviously result in a solution-driven response to the >100 peer-reviewed scientific publications on this problem, the federal policy response has lagged and appears stalled. This means...

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July 24th 2014
Washington, D.C. - Safari Club International (SCI) and millions of hunter conservationists worldwide are shocked and disappointed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decision to continue the ban on the importation of elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2014.    “Like my fellow hunters, I am disappointed in the FWS decision to persist in upholding a ban that has no sound basis in science and undermines conservation,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman.  “This administration continues to talk publicly about the benefits of hunting while siding with anti-hunting extremists time after time.  SCI’s Washington team will do everything within its power to reverse this misguided and baseless policy.”   This decision comes months after SCI, Zimbabwe, and others provided data and detailed responses to questions submitted by the FWS.  Both Zimbabwe and SCI provided...
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July 23rd 2014
(Columbus, Ohio) - Sportsmen, conservation organizations and outdoor personalities met at the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) headquarters yesterday to develop strategies to counter the recent increase in cyber-attacks on hunters. The group makes up the Hunter Advancement Task Force with most members sharing a common theme of having been targeted by animal rights activists through social media. "This is a great opportunity to start developing ways to hold those responsible for the recent wave of cyber-attacks against sportsmen accountable," said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. "The task force is not only working to stop direct attacks on hunters but also discussing how best to educate the public on the vital role sportsmen play in the conservation of all wildlife." Attendees included outdoor television personalities Melissa Bachman and Jana Waller, Colorado...
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July 1st 2014
(Columbus, OH) – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) is pleased to announce the launch of its fully renovated website that offers visitors a user-friendly, easy to navigate site to stay up-to-date on issues USSA is working on across the country. The site will also showcase a new video series, allow for easy membership sign-up and much more!

Visitors to the site at www.ussportsmen.org will enjoy quality graphics that highlight USSA’s work to defend and advance hunting, fishing and trapping nationwide. The site is easy to explore from your desktop as well as mobile devices.

A key feature of the site is the state by state breakdown of issues affecting our outdoor heritage under the Government Affairs page. Visitors can also view the President’s Blog - The Sportsmen’s Notebook, for in-depth content from USSA’s President and CEO, Nick...