California Looking to Get Back Hound Hunting

Bear Hunting Magazine
03/24/2013

California hunters are continuing their uphill fight against last years ban on hunting with hounds. When California outlawed the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats those that opposed it promised to fight back and fighting they are. A California state assemblyman has started the ball rolling by introducing a bill that would, in essence, repeal last years bill.

If Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's new bill gets approved by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, the bill, AB 1230, would repeal SB 1221, which banned the use of hunting dogs.

In his press release it stated, “Dedicated citizens came out to oppose the hypocritical and purposeless government ban imposed by SB 1221 last year. They were ignored. I am excited to give their voice another chance to be heard. AB 1230 will reverse the intrusive and harmful policy passed last year and restore the simple freedom our citizens enjoyed just months ago, to go hunting, safely, with their dogs.”

AB1230 will more than likely not head to committee until the later part of April, but those fighting to regain the use of hounds while hunting are already starting the effort by asking for support. To show your support, contact the Assembly members and let them know you SUPPORT AB 1230.

Committee Members
Anthony Rendon (Chair) (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2136
Sacramento, CA 94249-0063
(916) 319-2063

Franklin E. Bigelow (Vice Chair) (R)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4116
Sacramento, CA 94249-0005
(916) 319-2005

Travis Allen (R)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5126
Sacramento, CA 94249-0072
(916) 319-2072

Bob Blumenfield (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 6026
Sacramento, CA 94249-0045
(916) 319-2045

Raul Bocanegra (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4167
Sacramento, CA 94249-0039
(916) 319-2039

Brian Dahle (R)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2174
Sacramento, CA 94249-0001
(916) 319-2001

Paul Fong (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5016
Sacramento, CA 94249-0028
(916) 319-2028

Jim Frazier (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 3091
Sacramento, CA 94249-0011
(916) 319-2011

Beth Gaines (R)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2130
Sacramento, CA 94249-0006
(916) 319-2006

Mike Gatto (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 94249-0043
(916) 319-2043

Jimmy Gomez (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2176
Sacramento, CA 94249-0051
(916) 319-2051

Adam C. Gray (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 6012
Sacramento, CA 94249-0021
(916) 319-2021

Jim Patterson (R)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4102
Sacramento, CA 94249-0023
(916) 319-2023

Anthony Rendon (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2136
Sacramento, CA 94249-0063
(916) 319-2063

Mariko Yamada (D)
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5160
Sacramento, CA 94249-0004
(916) 319-2004



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