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house Bill H.R. 2406

Should Recreational Fishers, Hunters, and Marksmen Have More Access to Federal Lands?

Argument in favor

This is a bipartisan bill that would responsibly expand access to federal lands for people who enjoy recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting.

Eli's Opinion
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02/25/2016
It's not that there is insufficient land to hunt on currently, but that no more land is being produced. We must preserve what we have and be able to enjoy the use of said land. There will be no hunting in Yellowstone or any more risks to bystanders.
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SpencerBudd's Opinion
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02/25/2016
The government owns too much of U.S. land that it is sickening. As long as these people aren't hunting in National Parks, let them go at it. Too much government restriction.
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Mark's Opinion
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02/25/2016
Unless the land is used for government buildings the government shouldn't own any land
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Argument opposed

There should be no more fishing, hunting, or recreational shooting on federal land than already takes place, or it should be further restricted.

Leo's Opinion
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02/25/2016
I see no sudden shortage of hunting and fishing areas. What needs does this bill address?
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CPMonroe's Opinion
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02/27/2016
This is truly atrocious. Not only does this restrict enforcement & monitoring efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior & other legislative bodies, it places judicial/legal restrictions, bars lawsuits & sets up maximums that can be leveled against violators of public land laws (no matter the actual costs) . The final insult of this bill, is three-fold: this bill removes endangered species from the list of protected wildlife (as if politicians know how to manage & protect wildlife better than the experts); it allows said endangered animals to be hunted or captured and, finally, it removes penalties from hunting or capturing endangered animals. Let your Congressional representatives know that wildlife (both flora & fauna), the lands that support them & endangered species should be protected & properly managed -- not opened to the trophy hunters & entities wishing to exploit our public lands & it's resources.
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johnromano16's Opinion
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02/25/2016
Is there currently insufficient land for fishing and hunting? I don't think this bill meets a significant need in our society, and this money could be better spent elsewhere.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed February 26th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 242 Yea / 161 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Conservation and Forestry
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Environment and Climate Change
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
      Water Resources and Environment
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedMay 19th, 2015

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    It's not that there is insufficient land to hunt on currently, but that no more land is being produced. We must preserve what we have and be able to enjoy the use of said land. There will be no hunting in Yellowstone or any more risks to bystanders.
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    I see no sudden shortage of hunting and fishing areas. What needs does this bill address?
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    This is truly atrocious. Not only does this restrict enforcement & monitoring efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior & other legislative bodies, it places judicial/legal restrictions, bars lawsuits & sets up maximums that can be leveled against violators of public land laws (no matter the actual costs) . The final insult of this bill, is three-fold: this bill removes endangered species from the list of protected wildlife (as if politicians know how to manage & protect wildlife better than the experts); it allows said endangered animals to be hunted or captured and, finally, it removes penalties from hunting or capturing endangered animals. Let your Congressional representatives know that wildlife (both flora & fauna), the lands that support them & endangered species should be protected & properly managed -- not opened to the trophy hunters & entities wishing to exploit our public lands & it's resources.
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    Is there currently insufficient land for fishing and hunting? I don't think this bill meets a significant need in our society, and this money could be better spent elsewhere.
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    I am not completely against the bill but I thought these protected federal reserves were to help protect the animals of that region which may be endangered. If we can consider the approval for hunting etc. when certain species are overrunning an area, I'd be for the bill.
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    The government owns too much of U.S. land that it is sickening. As long as these people aren't hunting in National Parks, let them go at it. Too much government restriction.
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    Conservation trumps utilization at this point in history.
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    Unless the land is used for government buildings the government shouldn't own any land
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    If you can already do it, why not open it up?
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    The government should not limit the amount of available public land from people that want to enjoy it in lawful ways. I see absolutely no reason to limit the amount of available government land for these purposes.
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    Federal lands are there to protect animals, not endanger them.
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    Duh! The key word is? Yes, the key is Federal Lands. Peoples lands are open to people. Course the Federal Bureaucracy wants it to mean the elite.
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    The government should not financially support or subsidize hobbies. Let business buy or lease specific parcels of land at market rates and sell membership to those that want to practice their hobby (Hunting fishing eat)
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    Yes, and Provisions for Handicap Use Also.
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    The bill weakens existing rules against using lead bullets and shot. Lead ingested by predators and carrion eaters kills them: for example, efforts to restore California condors in the wild near the Grand Canyon are struggling because of the lead ammunition fragments these birds eat.
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    Many endangered species live on these lands and should be protected, also there is a sufficient amount of land available for these activities
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    Will these federal lands include Native American reservations, their grounds, and/or national parks?
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    We need less killing of all things. Let's end subsidies for meat and dairy industry while we're at it. Let's make America vegan!
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    American's over the years have fought hard for their country and the land she behold's. Any citizen from Huntsville, Al; moreover citizens all over the state should be able to enjoy the wildlife that their state owns regardless of wealth or social status.
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    These public lands belong to the American citizens NOT the NRA! I have no issue with fishing, however, hunting and shooting ( thought they were the same) enough! We have families visiting public lands and endangered species on these public lands. We do not need some Buttheads deciding to "take a few pot shots" at anything!
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