Too often, many in Utah’s congressional delegation, including my representative, Rob Bishop, ignore the importance of protecting public lands in Utah.
Perhaps they’ve forgotten the legions of Utah hunters and anglers who use these public lands and waters and are passionate about protecting them. We care not only for our own ability to hunt and fish, but also so our children and grandchildren can have the same experience years from now.
Hunters and anglers rely on public land to pursue our passion. Sportsmen (and women) know that undisturbed, protected public lands are the natural habitats that provide ample game and fish. Most of us don’t have access to vast tracts of private property for hunting and fishing, so these public “common lands” are our birthright and heritage.