THE GREAT OUT­DOORS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Amaz­ing. Both sides can agree on fish­ing poles and shot­gun shells, at least ac­cord­ing to this memo from the Of­fice of Man­age­ment and Bud­get:

“The Ad­min­is­tra­tion sup­ports S. 3525, the Sports­men’s Act of 2012, which would in­crease ac­cess to pub­lic lands for the tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans who par­tic­i­pate in hunt­ing, fish­ing and out­door re­cre­ation and would sup­port the con­ser­va­tion of wildlife and habi­tat. This leg­is­la­tion, a com­pi­la­tion of bi­par­ti­san bills, would pro­mote our recre­ational hunt­ing, fish­ing and shoot­ing her­itage and would continue a num­ber of key ini­tia­tives and pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships that sup­port con­ser­va­tion of fish and wildlife pop­u­la­tions and vi­tal habi­tat.

“This bill is con­sis­tent with the Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s com­mit­ment un­der the Amer­ica’s Great Out­doors Ini­tia­tive to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for out­door re­cre­ation, re­store crit­i­cal land­scapes and sup­port a ro­bust out­door econ­omy. The Ad­min­is­tra­tion looks for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work with the Congress and with the Amer­i­can peo­ple to ad­vance a community-based con­ser­va­tion agenda.”

Squawks, hoots, hollers to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times. com.

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