Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced a new rule to expand access to hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres of public lands across the country.
Outdoorsmen and women are helping to provide more than $1 billion in 2019 to support outdoor access and wildlife habitat conservation nationwide.
Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, Secretary Zinke will open more than more 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across 30 national wildlife refuges just in time for the 2018-19 hunting seasons.
Continuing its effort to improve public land access for hunters, the USFWS has announced that it will open or expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 60,000 acres across 10 national wildlife refuges.
Continuing the DOI’s efforts to enhance conservation stewardship, the order seeks to improve wildlife management and conservation, increase access to public lands for hunting, shooting and fishing and puts a greater emphasis on promoting outdoor activities among youth, veterans and minority communities.