House bill increases hunter access to public lands

The battle to keep lead hunting ammunition and fishing sinkers continues to play out in Congress. A bill passed Tuesday by the U.S. House calls for assuring that hunting can continue on public lands, that lead ammunition is permissible,  and seeks to tie the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in regulating lead.

The bill  also calls for limiting the authority of U.S. presidents when it comes to setting aside historic and culturally significant federal lands.

The legislation was passed by a 274-146 vote. It also allows for a limited number of polar bear trophies to be imported from Canada. Trophy hunting for polar bears has been prohibited in Alaska since 1972. Read more: House bill

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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1 Response to House bill increases hunter access to public lands

  1. Bruce Matthews says:

    A most troublesome witches brew of provisions couched as a “sportsman’s bill.” Not sure this sportsman agrees.


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