Today President Biden is signing proclamations to expand the size of two National Monuments in Utah and impose restrictions on the use of this public land. On behalf of sportsmen, Hunter Nation opposes these actions which will increase the amount of public land restricted for public use for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting.
“These National Monument executive orders today by President Biden will significantly reduce the amount of public land available for use by hunters, anglers and recreational shooters,” said Luke Hilgemann, President and CEO of Hunter Nation. “These National Monuments will now restrict the use of over three million acres in Utah. Public land should allow for public use by sportsmen,” said Hilgemann.
The Bears Ears National Monument is being increased to 1.36 million acres while the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument is being expanded to 1.78 million acres. With this expansion restrictions are imposed on public use of land and water, including hunting and fishing.
President Trump had reduced the size of these monuments thus allowing more public use of these lands to sportsmen.