NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL
McCaskill Fights to Protect, Expand Hunting and Fishing Rights
Senator supports the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 to promote conservation and expand access to more public lands for outdoor recreation
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is announcing her support for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, continuing her fight to protect hunting and fishing rights and promoting increased access to more public lands for outdoor recreation.
“This bill represents Missouri values and traditions like hunting, fishing, and protecting our state’s outdoor heritage,” McCaskill said. “This is an opportunity to fulfill our obligation to our kids and grandkids, by making sure they have the same opportunities to enjoy our state’s great outdoors as we did.”
The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act combines 12 different measures, all aimed at preserving hunting and fishing rights, renewing conservation programs, and promoting access to public lands for outdoor recreation.
Among its provisions, this legislation would require the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service to promote hunting and angling opportunities on federal lands, allow duck hunting permits to be sold online, and reauthorize certain conservation measures such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Additionally, the bill permanently prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating hunting ammo and fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act, and will aid the development of new shooting ranges on public land.
This legislation is endorsed by sportsman and the conservation communities, including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Federation, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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