How the Government Shutdown May Impact Hunters

R2R River to Ridgeline

Yosemite National Park turned 123 years old today.  But there was no celebration because it, along with many other public lands, closed as a result of the government representatives’ inability to agree on a budget.  So for now, Yosemite Falls has been turned off and El Capitan has a big sheet over it.  Uncle Sam couldn’t afford a birthday cake for you this year, Yosemite.

All media outlets over the past week have been bombarded with news of how the House and Senate cannot agree on the fiscal budget.  Whether you agree with one side or the other, there are real concerns over how the shutdown of our government will impact us as hunters.

1.       Public land use

Over the past week both the BLM and Forest Service published contingency plans for the potential shutdown.  Basically and governmental service that is not “essential to running the government” is going…

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