In a bid to increase access to public lands, the Interior Department unveiled a proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing access to 1.4 million acres in 46 states.
The plan, announced Wednesday, would open 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outdoor sporting enthusiasts.
According to an article on the Fox News website, “the department plans to revise hunting and fishing rules at refuges in all states to more closely match state regulations.” The goal for all of this is to get more people out hunting and fishing, as officials believe not having access to hunting and fishing sites is “one of the most common reasons Americans don’t participate in these activities.”
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