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President Trump Opens 1.4 Million Acres To Hunters And Fishermen

Jeff Katz
June 17, 2019 - 12:32 pm

If you're an outdoorsman, this is music to your ears. President Trump has approved a proposal opening 1.4 million acres of federal land for hunting and fishing.

“He’s basically said, ‘Git-R-Done,'” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told The Washington Examiner. “The president fundamentally gets that hunters and anglers are the true conservationists in our society. He understands that history and that we need to act in efforts to expand hunting and fishing while at the same time being respectful of private land rights, respectful of state law.”

Bernhardt has actually been the one who started the project, which he proposed this month. The proposal opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunting and fishing at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries. Bernhardt said he hopes to have this land opened in time for dove season in September.