Hunters Win Big – to the Tune of 1.4 Million!
Thanks to the efforts of the Trump Administration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) hunters stand to gain access to an additional 1.4 million acres of public lands nationwide.
A Hunter Nation source confirms that hunters and fisherman will gain increased access to 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries.
This once again confirms President Trump's commitment to making sure that “We the People” have access to our great public lands, not only for sightseeing, but for hunting and fishing activities.
Greg Sheehan, Former Principal Deputy Director of USFWS & Hunter Nation member, stated, “This once again confirms the Trump Administration’s commitment to hunters and sportsmen. When you look at the total amount of public land this administration has opened up access to, for sportsmen, in the last two years, this is the greatest time ever to be a sportsman in America.”
Mark DeYoung, CEO of Hunter Nation, added, “Hunter Nation thanks President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt for listening and responding to the concerns of American sportsmen and hunters. As the CEO of Hunter Nation, I can proudly tell our members, our unified voice is being heard by the Trump Administration.”
USFWS intends to finalize the proposed changes in time for the upcoming 2019-2020 hunting seasons.
A complete list of all refuges and hatcheries in the proposal is available at https://www.fws.gov/home/feature/2019/2019-2020-Station-Specific-Hunting-and-Fishing-Proposed-Rule-Narratives.pdf