Deer Breeding Pens: Help us Halt New Legislation in Committee

Help us Stop New Deer Breeding Pen Legislation

Please contact your legislators and let them know you oppose these bills.

These bills direct MDWFP to try to regulate deer breeding facilities.

Contact information for your Senators can be found here

Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Senate Committee:
Giles Ward, Chairman – Leake, Neshoba, Winston Angela Burks Hill, Vice-Chairman – Marion, Pear River, Walthall

Members:
Gary Jackson – Attala Calhoun, Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Webster, Winston Sampson Jackson II – Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee, Winston Chris Massey – DeSoto Chris McDaniel – Jones Philip Moran – Hancock, Harrison Derrick T. Simmons – Bolivar, Washington Bill Stone – Benton, Tippah, Marshall Gray Tollison – Lafayette, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha Michael Watson – Jackson

There are also two bills in the House:

Contact information for your Representatives can be found here

House Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee:
C. Scott Bounds, Chairman – Neshoba Ken Morgan, Vice-Chairman – Jefferson Davis, Lamar and Marion

Members:
Charles Busby – Jackson; Lester Carpenter – Alcorn, Tishomingo; Bryant W. Clark – Attala, Holmes, Yazoo; Angela Cockerham – Adams, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson; Casey Eure, Harrison Michael T. Evans – Kemper, Noxubee; Winston Herb Frierson – Lamar and Pearl River; Jeffrey S. Guice – Harrison and Jackson; John Thomas “Trey” Lamar, III – DeSoto and Tate; Bennett Malone – Leake, Neshoba, Rankin and Scott; Tom Miles, Scott Brad A. Oberhousen – Hinds; Jason White – Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake

If you know anyone on the Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee please contact them and ask them not to bring the bill out of committee.

Another opinion…

Boone and Crockett Club opposes high fences and genetic alterations

Unethical “Canned” Shooting (Improperly referred to as “canned” hunting.)

The Boone and Crockett Club condemns the pursuit and killing of any big game animal kept in or released from captivity to be killed in an artificial or bogus “hunting” situation where the game lacks the equivalent chance to escape afforded free-ranging animals, virtually assuring the shooter a certain or unrealistically favorable chance of a kill.

Genetic Manipulation of Game Animals

The Boone and Crockett Club condemns artificial and unnatura enhancement of a big game species’ genetic characteristics. Unacceptable practices for genetic enhancement include, but are not limited to, artificial insemination, controlled or unnatural breeding programs, cloning, and translocation of breeding stock for canned shooting purposes.

Public Perception

The Boone and Crockett Club is greatly concerned that the non-hunting public may confuse ethical, fair chase hunting with canned shoots, genetic manipulations and other related practices, which the Club condemns.

See for yourself at: http://www.boone-crockett.org/huntingEthics/ethics_cannedshoot.asp?area=huntingEthics