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Animal Law Committee Newsletter - Fall 2020

Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Campaign to Ease Hunting and Fishing Restrictions on public Lands, by Kayla J. Venckauskas - In an unprecedented move this past August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expanded hunting and fishing on public lands to cover more than 2.3 million acres at147 national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries.1 This expansion is the single largest by the agency in history2 and a continuation of the current administration push to roll back hunting and fishing regulations on public lands. Since 2017, the federal government has been working to repeal protections on federal lands in Alaska and to expand hunting territory.3 Recreational hunting and fishing is a huge industry,4 and the press release for this expansion shows support by organizations such as the NRA, multiple sport hunting organizations, and U.S. Senators and representatives from states where hunting is prevalent.5 The Interior Secretary has acknowledged the President’s commitment to expanding public recreational access on public lands.6

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