The Biden administration is reportedly pushing for new regulations that would greatly restrict hunting and fishing on federal lands.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s regulation efforts would restrict the use of certain types of critical equipment for hunters and anglers alike – including low-cost lead bullets and even widely-used fishing equipment.
In essence, the agency would be creating a massive barrier for millions by banning the items and materials most used by hunters and anglers.
“They’re doing this basically by banning the most common forms of hunting cartridges that most people buy off the shelf and requiring that no lead cartridges be used on any federal lands,” says Luke Hilgemann, the Executive Director of the International Order of T. Roosevelt, a foundation focused on preserving the right to hunt and fish in America.
Hilgemann discussed the regulations in a podcast clip posted to Twitter.
Hilgemann also spoke to Fox News on the matter:
International Order of T. Roosevelt (IOTR) Executive Director Luke Hilgemann, is spearheading the effort to get constitutional amendments on the ballot in several states in 2024 to secure the right to hunt and fish across the country.
“What we see here with the rule coming out of the Biden administration is the potential to close millions of acres of public lands that had been opened under the Trump administration to hunting and fishing,” Hilgemann told Fox News Digital. “They’re doing this basically by banning the most common forms of hunting cartridges that most people buy off the shelf and requiring that no lead cartridges be used on any federal lands.”
“If that happens, that’s going to force people to go back out and buy different kinds of cartridges that simply aren’t available at the levels that it needs to be in order for us to meet the demand of hunters in the field,” he added.