HUNTER INTRODUCES RESOLUTION PROMOTING HUNTING ON PUBLIC LANDS
Washington, DC -- Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) today introduced a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to prioritize hunting and recreational access to America’s public lands. This action is reinforcement of Executive Order 13443 originally issued by President George W. Bush.
“Our public lands are a national treasure utilized by families all across America,” said Congressman Hunter. “Far too often, federal agencies spend more time and effort creating bureaucratic barriers for hunters and other people who enjoy the outdoors. From small, tiresome rules, to outright banning accessibility, this is an ongoing problem for many, particularly families in San Diego County who use public lands as an affordable means of recreation. We can fix this.”
Congressman Hunter’s resolution reaffirms congressional intent that federal land management agencies have an obligation and mandate to ensure hunters and outdoor enthusiasts not only have access to public lands, but also play a role in helping shape guidelines and regulations that involve their use. Many local outdoor organizations and advocacy groups in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties support Congressman Hunter’s resolution and it is the most recent action item of his “First 100-Day Initiative,” a proactive legislative plan to introduce common sense reforms.