Oregon: No-Net-Loss Hunting Bill on Senate Floor Tomorrow

Posted on June 6, 2011

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Tomorrow, June 7, House Bill 2875 B-Engrossed will be considered on the state Senate floor.  This is a no-net-loss bill that would require public lands used for wildlife management purposes to be accessible for hunting.

Introduced by state Representative Brian Clem (D-21), HB 2875 would require that the state maintain at least the same level of available public hunting land that currently exists.  It would require that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed.  This is an important measure to the shooting sports community in that it ensures continued access for hunting opportunities on public lands. 

On May 31, HB 2875 passed out of the Senate Environmental and Natural Resources Committee by a 4 to 1 vote.  There was one amendment added to the bill which simply adds “critical wildlife management activities” to the list of acceptable land closures.

Please contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to support HB 2875.  For help identifying your state Senator, and for their contact information, please click here.

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