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Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League

Voice of 200,000 Sportsmen

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The ACSL has been serving the Sportsmen of Allegheny County since 1933.

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The next regularly scheduled meeting of the ACSL will be held at 7:30 PM

May 14, 2015.  ACSL Meeting will be held at

Pitcairn -Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club

 505 Mosside Boulevard [Rt. 48] North Versailles, PA 15137

PHONE: (412) 824-3790

 

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HUNTER-TRAPPER EDUCATION CLASSES AVAILABLE NOW
New hunters can beat the rush, get a license in time for gobbler season by taking a course this spring.

Those who plan to purchase their first hunting license this year will need to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper Education course, and classes are being held at locations across the state, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Springtime is a great time to complete the course.

Because the fall hunting seasons “ and the corresponding rush for new hunters to become certified “ still are months away, it can be easier to find a class now compared to later in the year.  Read more

Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for Hunters and Shooters

The Obama administration's relentless assault on the Second Amendment continues as the State Department implements a new rule which catches American hunters and sport shooters in a web of bureaucratic red-tape when traveling outside the United States.  Coming close on the heels of the withdrawn BATFE ammo ban we reported on last week, an unmistakable pattern of abuse is beginning to emerge, suggesting Obama’s last two years could prove the most challenging period in history for America's gun owners.  Read more

CCRKBA Blasts Anti-Gun Dems For 'Pouring Gas' On Grassroots
 
Anti-gun Capitol Hill Democrats just couldn’t resist further provoking the nation’s law-abiding gun owners with yesterday’s renewed push to ban ammunition even after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had temporarily stepped back from such a proposal on Tuesday, and it’s time for the public to smack them down hard, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“Even though BATF moved its ammunition ban proposal to the shelf, Democrats started lobbying the Obama administration to push forward with a ban just as we expected,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “New York Congressman Eliot Engel has introduced legislation, and others Capitol Hill want BATF Director B. Todd Jones to “use his ‘existing authority’ to keep ‘dangerous ammunition out of our communities,’ according to a report in The Hill.  Read more

UPDATE: Status of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation

For the last couple of weeks, NRA has updated you on the status of all NRA-supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bills in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House.  As NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said in his recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), “And it™s time for Congress to act. Pass National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity for the entire United States. Pass it today!” 

Because of your calls, each of the NRA supported National Right-to-Carry bills have, for the second week in a row, seen an increase in cosponsorship.  Don't let up!  Please continue to contact your elected officials and urge them to cosponsor and support these important bills: Read more

DEP to Begin Online Live Video Stream of Harrisburg Falcons March 2

In what's become a sure sign that spring’s not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin the live video stream of the pair of peregrine falcons that nest on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg on Monday, March 2, 2015.  The feed is available http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/default.htm   Read more

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Author's Bio - John is an inquisitive contrarian who writes, frequently with humor, about current events in fish and wildlife research as well as the ethical and societal issues that affect the outdoor life.

Passing the buckby John C. Street 

They could see the deer, bits and pieces of him anyway, as he slipped across the side hill, screened for the most part by heavy patches of frost striped blackberry canes and grape tangles.  It wasn’t in a hurry but had obviously been disturbed by other hunters.  It checked its back trail as it came.  Read More

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