Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:36 AM
The Straight Story (47,887 posts)
Well, well, well...a flashback worth bringing up in 2014
Obama Administration to Ban Hunting
Completely cowed by the well-flexed political muscle of PeTA and the Humane Society of the United States, the Obama Administration is taking action to ban all hunting on public lands.
The announcement came at a meeting in Washington, D.C. attended by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer.
An announcement about the change in policy was issued Friday morning, just as a massive snow storm blew in and closed the city.
The announcement itself was little more than a slap in the face to hunters and anglers everywhere:
Welcome to the Jungle: Hunting and Wildlife Bill Expected on Senate Floor
The sportsman package introduced Monday combines more than 20 pieces of separate legislation, addressing everything from nutria to polar bears, while also seeking to expand hunting and fishing access. (At Fiscal Cliff, Senate-House Chasm Over Whether Deal is Doable.)
The bill, sponsored by Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester, would ease restrictions for public land access, increase the amount of money states receive to maintain shooting ranges and allow bow hunters to carry their weapon through national parks.
GOP blocks Tester bill to give hunters more land access
WASHINGTON — A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands stalled in the Senate Monday after Republicans said it spends too much money.
Republicans supported opening lands for outdoorsmen and many other provisions in the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, but GOP senators blocked the legislation on principle Monday evening in a mostly party-line procedural vote after Senate Budget Committee's top Republican, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, objected to spending on conservation programs included in the bill.
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