NRA Files Suit to Dismiss Case Against USFWS and Keep Public Lands Open

Fighting 24/7 for sportsmen’s access to public lands, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) partnered with Safari Club International, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation yesterday to intervene and file motions to dismiss a Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its 2020 decision to expand hunting and fishing on 2.3 million acres of public lands, accounting for outdoor opportunities on 106 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries to mark the largest expansion in USFWS history.


The National Wildlife Refuge System was created to increase opportunities for families to engage in traditional outdoor actives, including hunting, fishing, hiking and more,” explained Erica Tergeson, NRA-ILA Director of Hunting Policy, in commenting on the NRA’s lawsuit. “Denying access to more than 2.3 million acres runs counter to the entire concept of public lands."

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