Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Call to support fair chase hunting on television

From the Montana Wildlife Federation:
(note Randy was a longtime board member of Orion)
Show support for the hunting show that supports conservation

MWF supporters,

This month hunter/conservationist Randy Newberg is featuring our effort to conserve some of the best wildlife habitat in Montana on the Rocky Mountain Front on his popular TV show, Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg.
The hard-core mule deer hunt will air at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the Sportsmen's Channel on Oct. 24.

In this day and age, it's refreshing to see cable television embrace fair chase effort and the conservation of our public lands and public wildlife. Randy's show told the true story of not only the big game on the Rocky Mountain Front, but of the habitat that is the foundation of North America's world-class hunting opportunities. We know that the Front is incredible habitat and that's why we're working hard to protect this remarkable landscape with the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act currently in Congress.

Fresh Tracks harkens back to an era of hunting shows when the focus was on conservation and habitat. He stresses that when it comes to wildlife, it's habitat, habitat and habitat. That can make for some difficult hunts but also rewarding ones. And sometimes he doesn't kill an animal - that's hunting, as we all know.

Randy's stood with us for a long time. Now it's time for us to stand with him. Please take a moment to contact Randy's prime sponsor: Federal Ammunition and thank them for sponsoring Fresh Tracks.
You can contact Federal here. Let them know if you use Federal ammunition.

Also, please contact the Sportsman's Channel and thank them for allowing Randy to portray hunters as thoughtful, educated and conservation-minded stewards of our public lands and public wildlife.
You can email the Sportsman's Channel here: sportsman@thesportsmanchannel.com

Please cc your emails to mwf@mtwf.org. Thanks for supporting one of our biggest conservation partners.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Use of Drones While Hunting

Orion-The Hunters' Institute Position Statement

Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (commonly called “drones”) to aid or assist in hunting.

It is the position of Orion-the Hunters’ Institute that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAVs) to aid or assist in hunting should be banned.  We believe that the use of airborne camera and sensing equipment gives an unfair advantage to the hunter over game and is therefore a clear violation of the principles of fair chase.
We further urge States to immediately ban the use of UAVs in hunting before it can become established.