Not even 2 days into the 115th Congress and the House of Representatives has put our public lands on the chopping block.
The House put a cap on their first day with a vote in favor of giving away America’s public lands and waters free of charge. This move has raised several red flags across the hunting/fishing and outdoors industry.
Alan Rowsome, senior government relations director for The Wilderness Society, said in a statement, “Right out of the gate, Congressional Republicans are declaring open season on federal lands… This is not Theodore Roosevelt-style governing, this move paves the way for a wholesale giveaway of our American hunting, fishing and camping lands that belong to us all,” The Washington Post reported.
Randy Newberg, a voice of public land hunting, had this to say in a Facebook post:
If you love the outdoors like I do, this is your time to stand up. Sportsmen, campers, hikers, and anyone who shares a passion for the outdoors stands to lose it with these moves. It’s time to speak up; contact your House members TODAY by phone at (202) 224-3121 or by email.