Simpson Votes to Protect Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

Posted on 02/07/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported legislation protecting Americans’ access to hunting, fishing and shooting on public lands. H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, would ensure that public land managers facilitate access for fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting on federal land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Simpson is a cosponsor of this legislation that passed the House by a vote of 268-154.

“This legislation will help ensure Idahoans continue to enjoy access to hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities,” said Simpson. “Hunters and anglers have a long history of enjoying these activities on public lands, and this bill ensures that they continue to have access to traditional recreational activities, even as land management plans change. As a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, I will continue to seek ways to protect and preserve access to recreational hunting and shooting.”

H.R. 3590 also allows for firearms to be legally carried on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and protects the use of traditional ammunition and fish tackle from needless EPA regulation.

H.R. 3590 is supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).