Hunting, Fishing, Recreational Shooting, and Other Wildlife Measures [September 21, 2012] [open pdf - 271KB]
"Several issues related to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting, on both federal and state lands are addressed in S. 3525, the Sportsman's Act of 2012. Hunting and conservation have been linked since the advent of federal wildlife legislation, such as the Lacey Act of 19001 (making it a federal crime to ship game killed in violation of one state's laws to another state) or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 19182 (regulating the killing, hunting, buying, or selling of migratory birds). Even so, controversy exists about exactly what hunting, fishing, or shooting sports currently are allowed on federal land and when. Under current law, opening more lands to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting is to be balanced against good game management, public safety, resource management, and the statutory purposes of the lands. S. 3525 focuses on physical access to federal lands where these activities are already allowed by acquiring lands or rights of way."
CRS Report for Congress, R42751
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