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
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
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.
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.
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.