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Senate Votes in Favor of Public Lands Seizure, Drawing Criticism from Sportsmen

News for Immediate Release

March 27, 2015

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Senate Votes in Favor of Public Lands Seizure,
Drawing Criticism from Sportsmen

Budget amendment enabling sale, transfer of federal public lands passed yesterday in a 51-49 Senate vote

MISSOULA, Mont. – Following a flurry of votes during last night’s budget deliberations in the U.S. Senate, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers sharply criticized the passage of a measure that would enable the sale or transfer of federal public lands, including national forests, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges and other places relied up by sportsmen and outdoor recreationists.

SA 838, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski and passed in a 51-49 vote, would support and fund state efforts to take possession of federal public lands.

“Public lands are the fabric that binds America together, and last night’s vote by the Senate sends an alarming message to sportsmen and -women – along with every citizen who values our publicly owned resources,” said BHA Executive Director Land Tawney. “Nationally, an organized, concerted movement is underway to sell off and limit access to America’s public lands and waters. These are not merely the actions of a lunatic fringe. Now is the time to double down and fight back against this ill-conceived idea.”

A BHA Interview with Northwestern Outdoors Radio

Check out this BHA radio interview with Northwestern Outdoors Radio, recorded live from the 2015 North American Rendezvous in Spokane, Washington.  BHA's Executive Director, Land Tawney discusses the Rendezvous and our efforts to stop a public land sell-off. 

Listen to the radio interview here!

Video: Voices for Sage Grouse Conservation

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is dedicated to conserving habitat in the sagebrush steppe ecoregion - habitat that is so important to Sage Grouse, as well as mule deer, antelope and numerous non-game species.  This video highlights some of the ways that we are working to conserve this important habitat.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Urges House Action on Sportsmen's Bill

Senate legislation introduced last month includes measures expanding public access, conserving backcountry, bolstering fish and wildlife

187 Chance HundleyMISSOULA, Mont. - Popular Senate legislation that would conserve important backcountry lands and waters, bolster fish and game populations and expand public access to hunting and fishing should be promptly introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and deserves rapid passage into law, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers announced today.

The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015, introduced in the U.S. Senate in February by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Martin Heinrich along with a host of bipartisan cosponsors, is a package of more than 20 sportsmen-focused bills that takes advantage of a new dynamic in a new Congress to advance issues of ongoing interest to hunters, anglers and shooters. The Senate bill has drawn widespread support from prominent sportsmen's groups, with BHA leading the charge in urging House members to introduce companion legislation.