Hunting public land near Meeker, CO. Photo: Lew Carpenter
By Judith Kohler | 10.29.12
Three major, national hunting and angling groups say both presidential candidates have been relatively silent on the importance of public lands to hunting, fishing and the national economy. The CEOS of the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the lead partners in Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development, challenge the Obama administration to follow through on promised leasing reforms and take aim at proposals to sell public lands or turn them over to the states.
"The candidates ignore sportsmen and women at their peril. Hunters and anglers have high voting rates, and represent an important piece of the US economy,’’ according to the three groups. Click here to read Denver Post article.