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Stop Sage Grouse Hunting in California

Sage grouse

The state of California will soon decide whether to approve hunting of greater sage grouse, one of the state's most fascinating species, for this season. Sadly, these strutting birds with splendid plumage are vanishing across the West.

Please join us in urging the state's wildlife commission to allow the only acceptable number of permits: zero. There must be no sage grouse hunting now.

The state says the number of permits for sage grouse hunting in each zone will be calculated "conservatively." But California's few remaining sage grouse populations are precarious -- so continued hunting at any level will be dangerous for them.

Last year more than 2,000 of you sent letters asking the commission to stop the hunt. It didn't listen to us then, but now we have a new opportunity to speak up for the wildlife we love.

Using the form on this page, tell the commission -- even louder this time -- to protect California's rare, dancing sage grouse.

Please take action by June 21, 2017.

Photo of sage grouse by Tatiana Gettelman/USGS.

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