And the General Mining Act of 1872 should, at long last, be replaced by a new law that protects public property--such as land, water, air, and wildlife. For more than 135 years, this law has given away perpetual mining rights for as little as $2.50 an acre. It remains one of the most severe threats to millions of acres of prime hunting and fishing lands in the West.
4 | Address climate change.** Many sportsmen accepted the reality of climate change long before the general public because we were among the first to experience the impacts. You don't have to ask a moose hunter in Minnesota or a duck hunter in Louisiana if global warming is real.