Sportsmen Laud Passage of House Conservation Legislation

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Sportsmen Laud Passage of House Conservation Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC –-( Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will sustain hunting and angling opportunities and help secure sportsmen’s access to valuable public lands, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced today.

The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089), which passed the House last night with bipartisan support and a vote of 274-146, would require federal land managers to consider impacts to hunting and angling when developing land management plans, among other measures.

“The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 encourages access for hunting and angling, thus preserving the sporting heritage that is central to our national identity,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh.

“American sportsmen offer our thanks to Congress, which demonstrated its interest in promoting sportsmen’s values by passing this legislation, and we look forward to working with Senate decision makers to further strengthen it in the critical months to come.”

“We greatly appreciate the work of the House Natural Resources Committee in incorporating the manager’s amendment, which helps clarify the intent of this important legislation,” said Gary Taylor, legislative director with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, a TRCP partner, “and we remain dedicated to advancing efforts that enable access, by sportsmen and others, to America’s invaluable public lands.”

Read the TRCP 2012 Conservation Policy Agenda, which outlines policy issues crucial to America’s hunting and angling traditions.


About TRCP

Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing.

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Because sportsman know that lead occurs naturally in nature and fear mongering about lead damaging the environment has been scientifically proven to be false and a common tactic of ecco-terrorist looking to ban hunting. We won't fall for it, buy more lead shot!

M. F. Hoar

I'm amazed that hunters and fishermen are willing to go back to using led sinkers and led shot, which are known to kill feeding fish, ducks, loons and forest floor feeders such as turkeys. Remember the old photos of dead loons, autopsied to reveal lead sinkers in their crops?