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U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Sportsmen’s Monthly Magazine Feb/Mar 2014

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Sportsmen’s Monthly Magazine Feb/Mar 2014

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I have had the opportunity over the last couple of months to present to a number of audiences across the country at various events. I am probably one of the few people you will meet who actually enjoys talking to large groups and if you have known me for any length of time you are aware that I always love hearing or telling a good story. My family will tell you that I have been telling hunting and fishing stories, a few of them true, since the time I could talk.

All joking aside, I love telling the story of U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and how the organization exists for the sole purpose of protecting our outdoor heritage. Being a passionate outdoorsman makes most of my presentations easy to give because they come from my heart. That being said, there is one slide in my typical 50 slide deck that brings out my strongest feelings.

Slide 42 depicts a simple cartoon of a “boss” type figure asking for the assistant to send someone to his office to blame for a mistake that has been made. I use this comic to illustrate that it is everyone’s responsibility to defend our outdoor heritage, and that if we lose aspects of it or even entire opportunities, there will be nobody to blame but ourselves as an outdoor community. There is no room for assuming that someone, somewhere is taking care of it. We are here to lead the fight against anti-hunting interests and animal rights extremists, but our only chance of winning is with you by our side.
I have had the opportunity over the last couple of months to present to a number of audiences across the country at various events. I am probably one of the few people you will meet who actually enjoys talking to large groups and if you have known me for any length of time you are aware that I always love hearing or telling a good story. My family will tell you that I have been telling hunting and fishing stories, a few of them true, since the time I could talk.

All joking aside, I love telling the story of U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and how the organization exists for the sole purpose of protecting our outdoor heritage. Being a passionate outdoorsman makes most of my presentations easy to give because they come from my heart. That being said, there is one slide in my typical 50 slide deck that brings out my strongest feelings.

Slide 42 depicts a simple cartoon of a “boss” type figure asking for the assistant to send someone to his office to blame for a mistake that has been made. I use this comic to illustrate that it is everyone’s responsibility to defend our outdoor heritage, and that if we lose aspects of it or even entire opportunities, there will be nobody to blame but ourselves as an outdoor community. There is no room for assuming that someone, somewhere is taking care of it. We are here to lead the fight against anti-hunting interests and animal rights extremists, but our only chance of winning is with you by our side.

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Sportsmen’sMonthly 
FAMILIES
WESTERN
 
STATES ADVANCE
 
LEGISLATION
TRIBUTE
 
TO
 
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Official Newsletter of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance & U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation
February/March 2014
HUNTING &
 
CRITICAL
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FISHING BILL
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REPRESENTATIVES
PLUS
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MORE
 
Sportsmen’s Monthly February/March 2014
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Identification Statement
Sportsmen’s Monthly 
 is published byThe U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance&The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation801 Kingsmill ParkwayColumbus, OH 43229Ph: (614) 888-4868Fax: (614) 888-0326E-mail: info@ussportsmen.orgInformation may be reprintedwith credit to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
Identification Statement
Sportsmen’s Monthly 
 is published byThe U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance&The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation801 Kingsmill ParkwayColumbus, OH 43229Ph: (614) 888-4868Fax: (614) 888-0326E-mail: info@ussportsmen.orgInformation may be reprintedwith credit to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
 President 
I
have had the opportunity over the last couple of months to present to a number of audiences across the country at various events. I am probably one of the few people you will meet who actually enjoys talking to large groups and if you have known me for any
length of me you are aware that I always love hearing
or telling a good story. My family will tell you that I
have been telling hunng and shing stories, a few of them true, since the me I could talk.All joking aside, I love telling the story of U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and how the organizaon exists for the sole purpose of protecng our outdoor heritage.
Being a passionate outdoorsman makes most of my
presentaons easy to give because they come from my heart. That being said, there is one slide in my typical
50 slide deck that brings out my strongest feelings.
Slide 42 depicts a simple cartoon of a “boss” type gure asking for the assistant to send someone to his oce to blame for a mistake that has been made. I use this comic to illustrate that it is everyone’s responsibility to defend our outdoor heritage, and that if we lose aspects of it or even enre opportunies,
there will be nobody to blame but ourselves as an outdoor community. There is no room for assuming
that someone, somewhere is taking care of it. We are here to lead the ght against an-hunng interests and animal rights extremists, but our only chance of
winning is with you by our side.
Nick Pinizzoo | President and CEO
 A LETTER FROM TH
Did you
K
now
?
The Virginia General Assembly passed
legislaon that will allow hunng on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth.The legislaon allows Sunday hunng on private land during designated hunng seasons by hunters who have the wrien
permission of landowners.
 
Sportsmen’s Monthly February/March 2014
3
 In Memory of:
 Richard “Dick” Cabela
October 8, 1936 - February 17, 2014
R
ichard “Dick” Cabela, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the world’s largest outdoor retailer, Cabela’s, Inc.,
passed away in February at the age of 77.
Dick joined the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) Board of Directors in 1999 and served as Chairman of the Board since 2001. During his me with USSA, Dick and his wife Mary showed their love of our hunng heritage through their support and advocacy for issues aecng sportsmen as well as their dedicaon to the Trailblazer Adventure Program, a youth outdoor program of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundaon.Dick, Mary, and his brother, Jim, founded Cabela’s somewhat inadvertently aer oering hand-ed shing ies through the mail. Since that me, Cabela’s has grown to be a $3.6 billion
company with a worldwide catalog and Internet business and
50 stores in the United States and Canada. “While Dick was a great leader and long-me supporter of USSA, he was also a dear friend of many in the organizaon,” said Nick Pinizzoo, USSA president and CEO. “He built a great company from the ground up, and he will truly be missed by the USSA family and the outdoor community.USSA honored Dick and his family’s leadership by establishing the Cabela Lifeme Business Achievement Award in 2006. The award honors Dick and his family’s dedicaon to protecng outdoor sports, including hunng, shing, and trapping. It is
presented to companies that demonstrate the same passion
and commitment to protecng America’s outdoor heritage.
S
everal states are considering legislaon to protect hunters, anglers and trappers from harassment by unmanned, aerial drones while exercising their legal right to pursue and take wildlife. As reported by U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) in October of last year, PETA has oered small drones for sale and is encouraging its members to ulize them to monitor sportsmen in the eld. Following the example set last year by Illinois, which
passed a law to prohibit the use of drones to interfere
with sportsmen, USSA is seeing similar bills put forward in other states early in 2014. Bills to outlaw harassment
of sportsmen with drones are currently being considered
in Alabama and Tennessee. While in Hawaii, a broader
bill addressing unmanned aerial vehicles contains a
prohibion against causing a nuisance with drones, and a New Jersey bill increases the penales for harassing a
person legally taking wildlife.
“It is encouraging to see legislaon arising that takes a stand against the extreme acons of the animal rights lobby,” said Nick Pinizzoo, USSA’s president and CEO. “Hunters are the driving force behind wildlife conservaon in this country and should not be painted as criminals by radical an-hunng organizaons.”
States MullingLegislation to
Ban Drones

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