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Making Hunting Affordable for the Next Generation

June 12, 2018

The California Hunting & Conservation Coalition is one step closer to making hunting accessible and affordable to all California’s youth. AB 2151, which seeks to make hunting more affordable for the next generation of hunters, passed the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and is now headed to Senate Appropriations.

Currently, big game tags cost California kids hundreds of dollars; this high cost makes hunting opportunities unaffordable for many families. AB 2151 will create affordable apprentice tags to ensure that every child has the opportunity to engage in this treasured American pastime.

This bill comes at a precarious time for hunting in our state. Youth hunting rates have fallen more than 50% in the last twenty years.

Without a robust new generation of hunters, and the vital funds they generate for conservation and wildlife management efforts, our state will be faced with a potential environmental catastrophe. Without hunters to help manage big game populations, many of our states cherished species will suffer overpopulation and starvation.

California desperately needs to revitalize its young hunter population; this bill is the perfect first step to reactivate youth hunters across the state.

The Hunting & Conservation Coalition would like to thank Assemblyman Gray for authoring this phenomenal piece of legislation and extend our gratitude to the Senators who voted to support young hunters.

Though we won today, our Coalition needs your help to get this bill to the governor’s desk. Call your State Senator today and urge them to vote YES on AB 2151; urge them to vote for the children and the future of wildlife conservation.

The California Hunting & Conservation Coalition is one step closer to making hunting accessible and affordable to all California’s youth. AB 2151, which seeks to make hunting more affordable for the next generation of hunters, passed the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and is now headed to Senate Appropriations.

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