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Gianluigi Savarese

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  1. if you can read the last two issues of new jersey federation of sportsman I posted on gun dog training forum,there is a lot of information.
  2. Please read these articles published in Federation magazine. FSN_September_2021 (1).pdf FSN_August_2021 (1).pdf
  3. summary of assembly Bill 1365 From https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/.
  4. According to the last issue of N.J. state federation of sportsman clubs issue bill A 1365 was passed out of the assembly agricultural committee with a three to one vote on june 14. The sypnosis of this bill is, Prohibits harassing or taking certain wildlife at competitive events.
  5. Rick Smith will be holding a foundation seminar at Buttonwood Game Preserve on Sept.11 and 12.
  6. rick smith will be holding a foundation seminar at buttonwood game preserve in early september
  7. Eastern German Shorthair Pointer Club will be hosting an AKC Hunt Test at Buttonwood Game Preserve on April 24-25
  8. Below is the email I received from the English Setter Club, Please see the notice below. This could have a very negative impact on our club. Please reach out to the appropriate public representatives to voice your thoughts to this proposed legislation. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-bill-make-certain-performance-events-related-activities-unlawful-request-amendment-clarification-today/ New Jersey Assembly Bill 1365 seeks to prohibit the "harassing or taking" of wildlife at competitive events. Because the bill could impact clubs offering AKC-sanctioned performance events in New Jersey, including those that offer sporting, hound, earthdog, and herding events, it is imperative that AKC-affiliated clubs in New Jersey, and breeders, owners, and performance dog enthusiasts, contact the members of the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture Committee and respectfully urge them to amend A.1365 prior to passage. As currently worded, A.1365 would make it unlawful (1) to harass or take covered wildlife at a competitive event; and (2) for any person to organize, sponsor, promote, conduct, or participate in a competitive event at which the participants harass or take covered wildlife. The bill's expansive definitions of "competitive event" and "harass" could result in prohibiting some AKC-sanctioned Performance events from being conducted in New Jersey. AKC REQUESTS CLARIFYING AMENDMENT TO A.1365 The American Kennel Club's position on the use of dogs in sporting, working, and competition activities is clear: We encourage and strongly support the interaction and mutual enjoyment of owners and dogs in sporting activities such as hunting and field trials; in working circumstances such as herding, tracking, and pulling; and in competition events such as dog shows, obedience trials, agility trials, and other performance events and tests. A.1365 is similar legislation filed in multiple states that would ban competitive events involving dogs bred for AKC performance Events and related activities. Substantively similar legislation was filed in New York in 2019 as Assembly Bill 772, which also could have impacted AKC performance events. Thankfully, after successful outreach by AKC and allied organizations to that bill's sponsor, that legislation and its successor were amended by (1) clarifying that hunting contests where the sole objective is taking the largest number of game or wild birds would be prohibited, and (2) any prohibition would not apply to field trials, dog training areas, or canine performance events. It is imperative that A.1365 be similarly amended to protect AKC-sanctioned events and related activities, including clarification that pen-raised quarry not be subject to the prohibition. WHAT YOU CAN DO AKC-affiliated clubs, breeders, owners, and performance enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and respectfully urge them to amend A.1365 before its upcoming hearing on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The public may submit written testimony electronically in lieu of oral testimony, which will be included in the committee record and distributed to all the committee members. Written testimony should be submitted to OLSAideAAN@njleg.org. If you are interested in only registering your position with the committee, please fill out the Registration Form located on the New Jersey Legislature Home Page under the applicable Committee heading. Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Chair 802 West Park Avenue Suite 302 Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 (732) 695-3371 AsmHoughtaling@njleg.org Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro, Vice Chair (856) 339-0808 AsmTaliaferro@njleg.org Assemblyman John Armato (609) 382-5421 asmarmato@njleg.org Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (609) 758-0205 AsmDancer@njleg.org Assemblyman Parker Space (973) 300-0200 AsmSpace@njleg.org Assemblywoman Lisa Swain (201) 576-9199 AswSwain@njleg.org Due to the public health emergency, the State House Annex remains closed to visitors. The public may not attend the committee meeting in person but may view and participate in the meeting via the New Jersey Legislature home page at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/. The committee will take oral testimony on bills, by telephone and video. For those individuals who wish to testify, please check the box "Do you wish to testify?" on the Registration Form. Instructions for testifying before the committee will be forwarded to you after you submit your Registration Form. The form must be submitted by 3:00 PM on January 26, 2021. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact AKC Government Relations at doglaw@akc.org; or the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs at jeffbetsyball@yahoo.com. This alert was originally sent by AKC to individuals potentially impacted by this information. Clicking the unsubscribe button below will unsubscribe the original recipient to all AKC GR alerts. If this message was forwarded to you and you no longer wish to receive such messages, please contact the individual who forwarded this to you.
  9. Photos from the Rick Smith Seminar at Buttonwood Game Preserve
  10. Pictures of the Rick Smith seminar held at Buttonwood Game Preserve this weekend.
  11. Highly recommended for anyone with a young bird dog.... Rick Smith Foundation Seminar Buttonwood Game Preserve - Phillipsburgh, NJ September 12th & 13th Call 908-454-7116 for more information
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