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Trump Opens Up New Lands
Not sure how significant this is but on the surface it looks good....
Day after day, this administration keeps doing great things for hunters and fisherman. I just can't help but think that Trump is the most hunter friendly President since TR.
Its nice POTUS Trump has a son (Jr) that is a avid hunter who can advise the president .. Obama had an animal activist that advised him ...
Trump said "I promise to defend the Second Amendment rights of every American, and I always will" .... he is 100x's better than what Clinton would have been ... we as hunters, bowhunters and gun owners will be screwed if a Dem gets back in 2020 .. we can not let that happen .. heck, we as a country will be screwed and all the good Trump has done will be for naught .....
Too bad the media is so rabidly against this man. No matter what anyone thinks about President Trump, he has done more for America and the American people than any president for many, many years. Thank you President Trump!
Easy on the "t" word...... triggers some of the snowflake, um... persuasion..... don't MAKE them have to file a complaint.....
Crickets from the 'pubic land" crowd...... But, little surprise to those capable of thinking for themselves.
And once again to those who don't think our hunting public lands, our very freedoms are tied in to the political..... good grief..... none so blind as those who REFUSE to see......
WV, they publicly applauded the move. Don’t let your disdain blind you.
It is a good thing our president's sons enjoy hunting and fishing.
I had to edit. No need to deflect the fact I was wrong.
No bender. Just pleasantly surprised and happy that I was wrong.
Yooper, before you fall victim to what you think, realize there is no disdain here. Only a wish by me that the BHA is what it claims. In this case, I was wrong and openly stated that. I’ll do better next time searching for a BHA news release before stating things. But, don’t think I feel disdain towards the BHA. I don’t. However, If the leader and founder wasn’t a political hack that often plays politics, I’d been a member long ago.
Lots of great people in the BHA.
Great news but does anyone know if this requires congressional approval? If so house or senate or both?
Aren't we as hunters all part of the "public land crowd"? I sure hope so.
In Arizona this action will have minimal impact. I was hoping for a bit more here, but a change in the right direction nonetheless! YMMV!
A big change would be policy that opened all National monuments and national parks, that allowed hunting prior to becoming a special designation, to hunting once again.
They just cant say the "T" word lololol
There's no congressional involvement required. In theory, these types of changes are accomplished by the current administration via the Department of the Interior in conjunction with specific state & local support guidelines.
I'm a bit surprised none of the resident experts here haven't chimed in with this well known info by now, assuming there are a few...
I agree with others that these are relatively minor changes and aren't likely to effect very many (if any) of us here.
But it is indicative of a new wind direction blowing in favor of outdoorsmen for a refreshing change.