July 17, 2012
Sportsmen Support Bill to Improve Hunting and Fishing Access on Public Land
By Chad Love
Hunting, fishing and conservation groups are throwing their support behind a bill designed to improve access to public lands that currently have right-of-way issues.
From this story on krqe.com
Sportsmen in New Mexico and elsewhere are throwing their support behind federal legislation that aims to improve access for hunters and anglers to millions of acres of public land. U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced the measure last week. It calls for an inventory of all public parcels larger than a square mile where hunting and fishing are allowed but where access is blocked.
According to the story, the proposed legislation also directs agencies to seek easements and right-of-ways to blocks of public land that are currently landlocked by private land. Thoughts? Good idea? Do you know of a piece of public land you'd love to hunt or fish, but can't because it's surrounded by private land?