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    Feds move to open 1.4 million acres of public land to hunting, fishing

    Tell me again why its been closed?



    U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt this week announced a proposal to expand hunting and fishing at nearly 90 wildlife refuges and hatcheries nationwide.

    The proposed rule would include big changes such opening Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin to hunting and fishing for the first time and opening of Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming to deer and elk hunting for the first time. Other facilities would see smaller expansions with the net result of some 1.4 million new acres of public land opened for access to sportsmen.

    “Hunting and fishing are more than just traditional pastimes as they are also vital to the conservation of our lands and waters, our outdoor recreation economy, and our American way of life,” said Bernhardt, an outdoorsman endorsed by pro-gun and pro-hunting groups during his confirmation process this year. “These refuges and hatcheries provide incredible opportunities for sportsmen and women and their families across the country to pass on a fishing and hunting heritage to future generations and connect with wildlife.”

    Besides the Green Bay and Seedskadee refuges,
    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/06/07...unting-fishing
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    Public land should be just that, public.
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    (my man Hawg knew I was going to pipe in sooner than later with my well known views on FEDERAL Land...)

    The Federal Government should own no land outside of Washington DC and Military Bases. All other land should be returned to the States. That includes the ridiculous Indian Reservation nonsense. Zero federal tax dollars for any land except as described above.

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    Expected no less Mr Slippy
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    Except the Fed is buying more land from MI to add to it's monopoly, at least in my backyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    WTF? They left out Yellowstone, I know where a big bull elk hangs out there. Not many National Refuges are open to hunting, Grand Teton being an exception. Hot Dog! Those elk think they're safe in the refuges, and they know EXACTLY where the boundaries are. That'll be a BIG surprise for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketBack View Post
    Except the Fed is buying more land from MI to add to it's monopoly, at least in my backyard.
    That's good BucketBack, nobody can build a house back there then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    (my man Hawg knew I was going to pipe in sooner than later with my well known views on FEDERAL Land...)

    The Federal Government should own no land outside of Washington DC and Military Bases. All other land should be returned to the States. That includes the ridiculous Indian Reservation nonsense. Zero federal tax dollars for any land except as described above.
    I'll respectfully bow out on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    I'll respectfully bow out on this one.
    Yes Sir, while we agree on most everything else, we disagree on this. I get your stance and respect it. But I cannot stand by and watch as our Federal Government continues to over step their bounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Yes Sir, while we agree on most everything else, we disagree on this. I get your stance and respect it. But I cannot stand by and watch as our Federal Government continues to over step their bounds.
    We can agree to disagree on this one subject Slippy. I see there you're coming from too. The situation is different in every State.

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