This bill would make land owned by the government more easy for the public to access. Land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the Forest Service would be required to have a way for the public to access the land for certain activities. Those activities would include hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.
Basically, if someone wanted to go hunting on federally-owned land, the BLM or Forest Service would have to give the hunter a way to do so legally. The exception to this rule is that if the federal agency decides to close the land, they aren't required to provide access.
The bill also has some miscellaneous provisions. Specifically, it:
- Requires that federal land and waterways are made more accessible for film crews of five people or less;
- Stops the National Park Service from banning people from transporting bows and crossbows in National Parks, assuming those people meet certain requirements; and
- Reallocates money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to ensure the public can access federal land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities.