The behind the scenes story about how the California Senate came to vote to prohibit bear and bobcat hunting with hounds is a real eye-opener to hunters about how state government actually functions in the Golden State. And it should be a lesson to sportsmen nationwide as it would be naïve to believe this couldn’t happen elsewhere.
On May 21, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1221 by a vote of 22 – 15. It takes 21 votes to pass a bill. When a vote is this close, it’s really important to know who sportsmen should hold accountable.
Here are the four Senators most responsible for the hunting ban: