A number of bowhunting organizations and advocates have joined to create a new organization — the Bowhunter Rights Coalition — to defend the rights of bowhunter in the wake of the recent merger of the two largest anti-hunting organizations, the Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals.
In a press release announcing the formation of the Bowhunter Rights Coalition, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance senior vice president Rick Story said,
Bowhunters have proven their resolve in the past and must again demonstrate their might to stave off promised attacks by anti-hunters. . . . The BRC will build a grassroots network capable of defending against attacks in the courts, in legislatures or on the ballot. These allies will help to distribute issue alerts, urge sportsmen to contact lawmakers regarding hunting-related legislation and dilute the burden of legal fees in defense of bowhunting.
To start with, along with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, the Bowhunters Rights Coalition includes Bowhunter Magazine, The Bowsite, The International Bowhunting Organization, and Pope & Young Club.
Sportsmen fortify defense against anti’s. Press Release, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, February 2, 2005.
Bowhunters pull together. Ken Moran, New York Post, February 6, 2005.