Biden Administration Faces Backlash Over Proposed Hunting Regulations

Critics are slamming the Biden administration’s new hunting guidelines, warning the proposed changes will result in a more aggressive approach to hunting.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is set to release new guidelines, limiting the use of specific hunting equipment on federal lands. Additionally, there are plans to expand the areas where lead ammunition and fishing tackle will be prohibited.

Left-wing environmental organizations, such as the Center for Biological Diversity, are pushing for a radical ban on the use of lead ammunition in all national wildlife refuges. Critics of anti-hunting groups contend that their claims lack scientific evidence.

The Sportsmen’s Alliance VP of government affairs, Todd Adkins, slammed the administration for increasing the expenses of hunting, fishing, and other recreational pursuits.

No Backbone

The Biden administration has caved to the demands of a radical environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity.

It agreed to implement sweeping measures to protect wildlife on national wildlife refuges. The FWS agreed to implement stricter regulations on lead ammunition across multiple refuges starting in 2026.

These new rules will be included in the 2023-2024 annual proposal to be released in May. The Biden administration’s decision to close millions of acres of land and ban lead ammunition usage has sparked criticism from pro-hunting groups.

The Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement that mandates the agency to advise hunters to use bear spray in case of a grizzly bear attack, rather than shoot the endangered animal.

Importance

Montana’s GOP Representative Ryan Zinke emphasized that safeguarding hunting, fishing, and public access should be a top priority; a political agenda drives the work to undermine these values.

Former Interior Secretary Zinke slammed the Biden administration for excessive regulation and demanded hunting rules be based on sound science.

He mentioned his first move as secretary of the Interior Department was to increase hunting prospects and lift restrictions put in place by the previous administration on the usage of lead bullets in wildlife refuges.

Sen. Steve Daines of Montana and other Republican senators have written FWS Director Martha Williams to accuse the Biden administration of trying to outlaw hunting through “backdoor attacks.”

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.