While nobody likes the law
looking over their shoulder, lawlessness is even worse. And a bill called H.R.
622, the “Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act,” proposed by Utah Rep. Jason
Chaffetz—the same lawmaker who recently withdrew his proposal to sell 3.3 million acres of your
public lands—seeks to eliminate federal law enforcement officers from our public
lands. Poachers, thieves, vandals, and those with no respect for fish and
wildlife habitat would run unchecked throughout 640 million acres of America's public
Imagine shed hunters driving
their trucks across winter range and chasing mule deer and elk in hopes of an
antler falling off. Imagine parking at the trailhead and hiking for an hour in
the dark to get to your favorite elk hunting spot and watching someone
illegally drive their ATV up the hiking trail, blowing all the game out of the
area. Not only would this be frustrating, but you’d have little recourse if H.R. 622 were
to pass. Lawbreakers would be emboldened and seldom held accountable for their
Sportsmen recently proved that we can kill proposals that are bad for our public lands. Now, we
must take action again and work together with other interests to shut down yet
another ill-conceived proposal. Promoting a disregard for all laws in our
favorite hunting and fishing lands would have drastic negative effects.
Urge your representative to
oppose H.R. 622 today.
Dear [Decision Maker],
As an American sportsman who supports the responsible management of our public lands, I encourage you to reject H.R.622, the "Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act."
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