Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands a Priority in New Legislation

spear huntThe Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today announced its support of the Hunting and Fishing Heritage and Opportunities Act, recently introduced Senate legislation that promotes science-based management of fish, wildlife and their habitats and establishes public-lands hunting and fishing as priority activities that must be recognized and facilitated by the federal public lands planning process. The national sportsmen’s group urged the House of Representatives to pattern companion legislation after the Senate bill.

Reintroduced in the 113th Congress by Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the Hunting and Fishing Heritage and Opportunities Act (S.170) follows a similar measure considered by lawmakers in 2012. Neither the House nor the Senate versions of the 2012 bill ultimately was able to gain traction in the 112th Congress due in part to …



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