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house Bill H.R. 528

Should More Federal Lands be Open for Recreational Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting?

Argument in favor

Creating more opportunities for fishing and hunting on federal lands will not only make it easier for people to enjoy the hobbies they love, but it would foster an attitude of stewardship and sustainable management of the environment.

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05/03/2015
People don't understand that hunters aren't chasing endangered wildlife. If anything they act as a natural balance now that humankind has short sightedly removed the apex predators such as bears and wolves. Additionally, hunting tags finance the stewardship of said lands.
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Elizabeth's Opinion
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04/10/2015
Sportsmen have always played an active role in animal conservation and accountability. They can be a potent ally in protecting animals and in conserving natural resources.
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Cameron's Opinion
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04/07/2015
we can use the money from the hunters paying for tags and to use the land to help keep the lands preserved
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Argument opposed

The government needs to preserve as much public land as possible. Even if this bill doesn’t allow economic development on these lands, the increased use for fishing and hunting will damage already fragile ecosystems.

Marvin's Opinion
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04/06/2015
We need to protect our wildlife not kill it. In fact, some bans on low numbers of species should be enacted, such as the wolf.
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Matt's Opinion
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04/09/2015
Federal land is preserved for everyone's enjoyment, not just hunting and shooting outdoorsmen. These become mutually exclusive when hunting/shooting creates safety concerns and risks for all visitors.
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Rich's Opinion
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04/09/2015
We need to set aside some land and leave it untouched for future generations of Americans.
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    People don't understand that hunters aren't chasing endangered wildlife. If anything they act as a natural balance now that humankind has short sightedly removed the apex predators such as bears and wolves. Additionally, hunting tags finance the stewardship of said lands.
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    We need to protect our wildlife not kill it. In fact, some bans on low numbers of species should be enacted, such as the wolf.
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    We need to set aside some land and leave it untouched for future generations of Americans.
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    Federal land is preserved for everyone's enjoyment, not just hunting and shooting outdoorsmen. These become mutually exclusive when hunting/shooting creates safety concerns and risks for all visitors.
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    Sportsmen have always played an active role in animal conservation and accountability. They can be a potent ally in protecting animals and in conserving natural resources.
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    People aren't respectful of the laws protecting federally protected wildlife as it is. So why should we bend the law to please them?
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    we can use the money from the hunters paying for tags and to use the land to help keep the lands preserved
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    Take care of what is already in place and leave the rest to Nature.
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    It's illegal for the feds to "own" land
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    Why should we open up more lands for hunting and fishing? Don't we already have enough lands available for that and aren't our lands already hilariously depleted?
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    America's natural resources are to be enjoyed by all Americans. That includes hunters, fishermen and target shooting.
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    They already have areas for ppl who want to do these things. For God sake let there be areas where we don't mess up God's creations!
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    I don't feel good about damaging ecosystems.
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    Federal should be open, unless utilized for special projects. The land belongs to the people not a choice few in government. This would also allow private conservation groups assist with land management and oversight instead of laying it all on the Feds.
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    Money from hunters, fisherman and recreational. use help pay for up keep of these lands.
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    These lands should be kept as pristine as possible.
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    Anglers and hunters are the best conservationists in this country. Just ask Theodore Roosevelt
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    HOWEVER, any person convicted of intentionally destroying government lands and any of their contents should have mandated prison sentences and heavy fines. Nobody should be permitted to ruin our property.
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    While I don't personally partake in these activities I would not want to infringe on someone else's enjoyment, as long as environmental issues are taken into account.
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    Key word: recreational. This is not need based. Food yes, murder. No!!!
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