Texas HB 2213 – Relating to the slaughter and processing of exotic animals for donation to a nonprofit food bank: UPDATE!
Effective September 1, 2021, hunters in Texas will now be allowed to donate harvested exotic animals to nonprofit food banks. The bill has been approved by the Governor.
Texas HB 2757 – Relating to the eligibility of certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations to conduct charitable raffles: UPDATE!
Effective immediately, these organizations may now conduct four (4) raffles per year vs. the previous restriction of two (2) per year and the value of a prize offered or awarded at a raffle that is purchased by the organization or for which the organization provides is increased from $50,000 to $75,000. The bill has been approved by the Governor.
Texas: Emergency order issued to restrict movement of deer from breeding facilities where CWD has been detected
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has issued an “emergency order” to impose additional movement and testing restrictions on deer breeding facilities that are affiliated with six deer breeding facilities where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been positively detected. Click here for more information.
HSC opposes the nomination of David Chipman to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
HSC expressed strong opposition to the nomination of David Chipman to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In a letter to Charles E. Schumer, Majority Leader and Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, Mr. Chipman’s longstanding public activism against Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage were noted. There is a genuine concern that Mr. Chipman’s appointment would lead to the undermining of our Second Amendment rights through punitive administrative actions. Mr. Chipman has demonstrated a long record of radical anti-firearm statements and actions. These give rise to our concern that, if confirmed, Mr. Chipman will take proactive steps to impede gun ownership, and hunting and recreational shooting in a manner that detrimentally impacts wildlife conservation and management.