Interior Department Expands Recreational Areas

2.3 million acres set aside for fishing and hunting.

The Interior Department announced on Wednesday that it would begin expanding access to recreational hunters and fishers on federal lands around the nation. Nearly 2.3 million acres at 97 wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries will be allocated for new sporting areas. This proposed rule would be the largest single expansion in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services history. 

Secretary Bernhardt said of the plan, “America’s hunters and anglers now have something significant to look forward to in the fall as we plan to open and expand hunting and fishing opportunities across more acreage nationwide than the entire state of Delaware.” The new rule would set aside nearly 90 distinct hunting and fishing areas around the nation. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give Secretary Bernhardt wisdom on how to lead the Department.
  • For the Interior Department to preserve lands for years to come.
  • That God would use the Trump Administration to preserve American resources. 

Sources: NBC, NPR, AP


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