President Donald Trump’s administration keeps rolling back government rules and regulations, making America great again. The latest move by Team Trump is to open up over 1.4 million acres of federal land to hunting and fishing. Not only that, but they have eliminated 7,500 needless rules and regulations limiting that access.
Of course, while hunters and anglers rejoice, others will cry foul. However, the sky will not fall because outdoorsmen and -women practice their own conservation in the great outdoors.
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner has the story…
Git-R-Done: Trump opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunters, anglers
President Trump isn’t much of an outdoorsman, aside from golf.
But maybe more than any president since Teddy Roosevelt he understands the importance of others getting outside to boat, hunt, fish, shoot, and hike and their demands for access to federal lands and waterways.
“He’s basically said, ‘Git-R-Done,’” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who is spearheading the opening of 1.4 million acres and elimination of 7,500 regulations limiting access.
“The president fundamentally gets that hunters and anglers are the true conservationists in our society. He understands that history and that we need to act in efforts to expand hunting and fishing while at the same time being respectful of private land rights, respectful of state law,” added Bernhardt.
It’s great to be in #Ohio today announcing our plans to significantly expand access and opportunities for #hunting and #fishing in this country! I had a fantastic time with scouts from Perrysburg Troop 167 at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge to kick things off! @USFWS @boyscouts pic.twitter.com/95CQByILMu
— Secretary David Bernhardt (@SecBernhardt) June 5, 2019
How soon will all this happen?
After a public comment period, he hopes to have the land open in time for the September dove season.
Bravo. These areas should never have been placed off-limits to American sportsmen by bureaucrats in the first place.