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    Default Sportsmen's Heritage Act HR 4089

    The Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 passed the House yesterday. Don Young voted "Yea" (he was a co-sponsor).
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    Parts of 4089 allow for oil and gas development on public lands as well as road building to support other types of development. It guts the wilderness area designation and the roadless rule. How's that part of "the sportsmans heritage"? Some of the bill is great but what the heck does allowing oil and gas drilling have to do with it?
    It's a pretty dumb way, using the moniker "sportsman", to get folks to vote against their own self-interest.

    Shiny things and buzz words fellas......read the bill carefully, it's not all peaches.

    I'll save you the trouble Vince; Darn Anti's are at it again........

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    Default HR 4089 needs many revisions...it does not align with our "heritage"

    Section 104(e) (1) in H.R. 4089 would open Wilderness Areas to motorized vehicles, helicopters, road building and any other imaginable tool that is used for hunting or fishing, but is not currently allowed in Wilderness areas. So whether it's the Bob Marshall wilderness in Montana, or the Frank Church wilderness in Idaho...this section is really not conducive to sportsmen's heritage at all.

    Section 104 (e) (2) would allow for industrial development within wilderness areas. How does that align with sportsmen's heritage?

    Like Earl said, parts of the bill are great, but the reality is this is overall a bill that will be bad for our hunting heritage in the long run if it goes through both houses and is signed into law.

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    On the whole for THIS state I have no argument with allowing more access into wilderness areas, or building roads for that matter.
    Do you think we have anyone in the state who knows how to build a road from scratch? It has been a while....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Echo View Post
    On the whole for THIS state I have no argument with allowing more access into wilderness areas, or building roads for that matter.
    Do you think we have anyone in the state who knows how to build a road from scratch? It has been a while....
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    Except it's not an AK legislature bill Mike. This would set national policy and it's definately bad for MOST, if not all, places including Alaska. Get rid of the development clauses, drop the resource extraction crap, get rid of the motorized access junk and put up a bill that DOES support the "Sportsmans Heritage". This is just a nefarious attempt to open lands for development by fooling the people who use them into believing it's a bill to protect their heritage. Phooey. More tricks, buzz words and double dealing is all it amounts too. Plenty will line up to drink the sauce and be fooled though.

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    If that is true Earl, it is a sad state of affairs when it is easier to open up a wilderness area to resource extraction than work "open" public lands because the greenies have locked up development.
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