Gun-Toting Hunters Headed Onto Federal Lands

Dave Workman, who’s a regular contributing columnist to our magazines, weighs in on how the federal government shutdown could affect hunters in several states, including Alaska. Thanks to a tip from our Western Shooting editor, Rachel Alexander,  I wanted to share this link with you even though it’s not a 100 percent Alaska-impacting story.

There’s a lot of interesting information in Dave’s piece, so I encourage you to read it in its entirety. But here is a snippet of the Alaska angle:

A brouhaha is erupting in Alaska, however, where 49th state lawmakers are angry at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for allegedly violating a 1980 federal law by preventing hunting on public land under its control while the government shutdown continues. The Washington Times quotes Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) saying, “It seems that agencies are working harder to keep people off federal lands than they have ever worked before to get them to visit federal lands.”


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