Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., introduced their "Open Fields" legislation Friday to provide incentives to landowners who voluntarily open their land to hunting and other wildlife-related activities. "As a North Dakotan, I am very proud of Teddy Roosevelt`s legacy in our great state. TR was famous for engaging in vigorous outdoor pursuits. He worked to preserve outdoor recreation for future generations," Conrad said Friday in a press release. "That`s why we are here today. Our Open Fields legislation offers incentives to farmers and ranchers to open their land to those who want to hunt, to fish, or simply just to hike."
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