Alexander Votes to Expand and Protect Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on Federal Land for “Nearly 900,000 Tennesseans and Visitors with Hunting and Fishing Licenses”

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 would also permanently reauthorize important federal conservation programs

Posted on November 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today voted for the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, which expands and protects sporting and recreation access to federal lands and reauthorizes important federal conservation programs.

“Nearly 900,000 Tennesseans and visitors with hunting and fishing licenses know Tennessee has some of the best land, lakes, and rivers in the country. This bill will allow Tennesseans and the millions of visitors we receive each year expanded access to hunt and fish on federal land, and at the same time it would protect our environment for future generations.”

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there were 900,000 licensed hunters and anglers in Tennessee in 2014. 

In addition to expanding access to federal land for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting, the bill would permanently reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, which facilitates land exchanges for both economic and conservation purposes, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which funds conservation programs and supports outdoor recreation.

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