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Young introduces House Resolution praising hunters, anglers, boaters and industry

Wednesday, October 10, 2012   (0 Comments)
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On Sept. 20, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced H. Res. 801 to recognize America’s hunters, anglers, trappers, recreational boaters, recreational shooters, the industry, state fish and wildlife agencies, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their leading role in restoring healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. There is one co-sponsor. A companion resolution has not been introduced in the Senate. The resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The resolution thanks the manufacturers of fishing tackle, electric trolling motors and marine electronics and users of of motorboat fuel, recognizing a spirit of cooperation between users and government. Rep Young introduced his resolution because the abundance of game and nongame wildlife can be attributed to $14,000,000,000 in spending since 1939, the first year the federal government distributed money to the states. He also said this year is the 75th anniversary of America’s greatest conservative story and the founding of current angling, hunting and boating programs.