Benishek writes new bill to maintain hunting and fishing access to federal land

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dan Benishek has introduced a new bill to protect every American’s right to access federal land for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting activities.

The Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act would create an open-until-closed policy for sportsmen’s use of federal land and would block groups that seek to limit hunting, fishing and shooting on federal land. The bill would direct managers at the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to facilitate use and access for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting activities on federal land.

Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association have said they support Benishek’s bill.