Trump administration to increase access to land for hunting and fishing
Plans have been unveiled for increased access to public lands that will offer nw hunting and fishing “opportunities”.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt revealed proposals for more fishing and hunting at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries.
In a statement Bernhardt said:
“President Trump is committed to expanding public access on public lands, and this proposal is executing on that directive by opening and increasing more access to hunting and fishing by the Fish and Wildlife Service at more stations and across more acres than ever before.
“Hunting and fishing are more than just traditional pastimes as they are also vital to the conservation of our lands and waters, our outdoor recreation economy, and our American way of life.
“These refuges and hatcheries provide incredible opportunities for sportsmen and women and their families across the country to pass on a fishing and hunting heritage to future generations and connect with wildlife.”