Hunting Heritage Amendment to Farm Bill06/14/12
Hunting Heritage Amendment to Farm Bill Being Considered by US Senate
Last month the Ruffed Grouse Society urged our members to contact their Senators and ask that they support language in the federal Farm Bill that would expand opportunities for private landowners to implement wildlife habitat projects on their forestlands. The response from Society members was overwhelming – THANK YOU! for making your voice heard.
As you read this, the US Senate is considering an amendment to the Farm Bill that could directly affect the future of hunting on our nation’s federal public lands.
Proposed Amendment #2232 to the Farm Bill would address a number of issues of importance to sportsmen and women, including:
1. 2232 would earmark existing funding to improve access to our National Forests for hunting and fishing where access is currently impeded.
2. 2232 would help protect ammunition and tackle manufacturers from lawsuits designed to immediately ban lead shot, lead bullets and lead fishing tackle, regardless of whether effective and reasonably priced alternatives are available.
Please contact your Senators and ask that they support Amendment #2232 to the Farm Bill.
Because the Farm Bill is currently being debated on the Senate floor, time is of the essence.
You can find contact information for your Senators at this web address:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
Dan Dessecker, Director of Conservation Policy