COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
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The Committee for Responsible Wildlife Management is supporting an extremely important House Bill sponsored and submitted by Representative Stephen Kulik, entitled "An Act conserving our natural resources". As of March 10 2017, this legislation has a House Bill number of 442. We are actively soliciting for support, and encourage you to contact legislators urging them to advocate for this bill. Click for Printable Version of description as seen below
View recent letter sent to MA legislature - Challenging the Myth: Making a case for modifying the trapping law in Massachusetts (March 30, 2017)
View a "Letter to the Editor" Medford Transcript", (March 26, 2015). In response to recent article posted "Coyote population on the rise in Medford, across Massachusetts"
Below is a brief description of what this legislation will accomplish if enacted:
Massachusetts HOUSE Bill #442
An Act Conserving Our Natural Resources
General Court of
The 2017 -'18
Bill #442 sponsored by Representative
Stephen Kulik, titled “An Act conserving our Natural Resources” protects and conserves
our natural environment and wildlife, while at the same time recognizes our
furbearers as a valuable and sustainable resource.
This bill would help to maintain healthy furbearer populations through proactive, regulated harvests using the most effective, internationally tested
and best researched tools available. Over time, the implementation of this
law will significantly reduce human-animal conflicts.
When enacted, this bill will allow the Massachusetts Division of
Fisheries and Wildlife (MDFW) to regulate and allow for use during the
established furbearer harvest seasons certain live restraint and “quick kill’
devices that adhere to internationally developed ”Best Management Practices
(BMPs). These BMPs have been
developed through a scientific process involving years of field and laboratory
testing under the auspices of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
(AFWA). Regulation of approved devices would go well beyond national
Regulation of approved devices would go well beyond national recommendations.
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