Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Responds to Zinke Public Lands Order

Rep. Ryan Zinke
Rep. Ryan Zinke
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

WASHINGTON -( Following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s signing late yesterday of a secretarial order expanding public access and hunting and fishing opportunities on U.S. public lands, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following response:

“On his first day as Interior secretary, Mr. Zinke undertook quick action on behalf of our nation’s public lands, the outdoor opportunities they offer and the economic security they provide,” said Tawney. “Sportsmen appreciate Secretary Zinke’s responsiveness to our priorities and his evident understanding of the fact that without access to our public lands, citizens will have lost the greater part of what makes us who we are as Americans.”

“We look forward to helping Mr. Zinke carry forward this momentum by continuing to work to conserve important areas of habitat and advance strategies to increase public access, including legislative solutions like the HUNT Act and Making Public Lands Public,” continued Tawney. “Together we can ensure that our nation’s great outdoors legacy not only endures but thrives – and that our kids and grandkids will enjoy the same lands, waters and experiences that we do today.”

 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is the sportsmen’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.


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3 years ago

Those of us who have witnessed the closing off of public lands, the strangulation, slowly but surely, of what once was our American Heritage and having it turned into a giant “YOU CAN’T GO THERE” bubble by the past Administration now breathe a sigh of relief. Thank you for freeing the land to the people.

Anibal J Matias
Anibal J Matias
3 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Thanks Mr. Zinke for this triumph! Finally we are gonna be able to enjoy a great day of hunting in our public lands, claiming our rights to the resources in a secure and responsible way.