• Federal public land planning documents must evaluate the effects of management alternatives on hunting, fishing and shooting. Rarely do such plans take into account the effect and consequences of government actions on these activities.
• On Federal public lands not open to hunting, federal land managers would be required to use skilled volunteers to assist in culling wildlife populations to achieve management objectives. This affects units of the National Park System where hunting is not allowed. In many instances, the National Park Service has relied on contracted sharpshooters to the exclusion of qualified members of the public (e.g. hunters).
The bill also recognizes the importance of the Sporting Conservation Council and the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council as policy advisors to the Administration on issues relevant to the wildlife conservation and sportsmen’s communities. The bill heightens the roles these councils play in public policy by legislatively establishing them for a 10-year term. It also authorizes a sum of money to support and sustain each council, with approval to use the funds for recruiting and retaining hunters, anglers and recreational shooters.Go to Page: 1 2 3 or Printer Friendly
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