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Forest Service proposed firearm hunting ban

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    NSSF Urges All Hunters to Comment
    on Proposed Firearm Hunting Ban

    Forest Service Accepting Public Comment Until Friday, Feb. 11

    NSSF is urging all hunters and sportsmen to submit comments to the U.S. Forest Service on a proposed firearm hunting ban for areas of the Huron-Manistee National Forest in Michigan. The proposed ban could pose a threat to firearm hunting on portions of federal lands across the nation. The Forest Service is accepting public comment on alternatives until Feb. 11.

    Background: In September, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Forest Service's regulations required that it consider banning hunting with firearms on lands designated as "semi-primitive" within the Huron-Manistee National Forest. The court felt the noise associated with firearm hunting could harm the quality of the recreational experience of hikers, backpackers, and cross country skiers. The court ruled that the Forest Service had to consider closing these areas to hunting with firearms if other public hunting land was available nearby. The U.S. Forest Service is therefore required to do a formal review to determine if it should move forward with a ban on firearms hunting ban on these areas.

    Please submit comments to the Forest Service urging it to adopt the "No-Action" position, which would allow hunting with firearms in areas designated as semi-primitive to continue.

    Sportsmen can fax comments to Lee Evison at 231-775-5551 or e-mail comments to

    comments-eastern-huron-manistee@fs.fed.us

    Please include your name and address with your comments. E-mailed comments must include

    "Forest Plan SEIS" as the subject line of the e-mail.

    All comments must be received by Friday, Feb. 11.

    You may also submit your comments via mail to:

    Forest Planner
    Huron-Manistee National Forests
    1755 S. Mitchell Street
    Cadillac, MI 49601

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    Visit NSSF's Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel.
     
  2. Model Number 12

    Model Number 12 TS Member

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    Where do they find judges like this?
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    email sent

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  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't live there and I don't hunt on national forest land, so why should I care? And shouldn't we throw the anti's a few bones once in a while so they won't be after other public land?
     
  5. slic lee

    slic lee Active Member

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    Maybe they want to ban guns up there when according to the population they should be doing the reverse, giving them out free.
    Once upon a time Michigan was part of the United States of America!
     
  6. BILL GRILL

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    Brian in Oregon, Are you retarded? Or just a dumb a--? That is possibly the dumbest statement I have ever seen on here or any other web site. WOW, Bill
     
  7. BILL GRILL

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    Slic, Not sure I am getting your drift? Gun ownership and hunting are alive and well in Michigan. Also we are still proud to be part of The United States of America. Bill
     
  8. shooterIII

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    I like your sarcasm Brian. Maybe some didn't see it.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yup, sarcasm. I was making a point directed at those who think it's OK to ban the <i>other guy's</i> guns because they don't own any or don't care about them.

    But it's not the <i>"dumbest statement"</i> that's ever been posted here. Proposing to appease the anti's by letting them ban someone else's gun is.
     
  10. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Brian,,,,your tongue had to be so far in your cheek, you had to almost bite it off....

    Bill,,,,you need to know your subject,,,,Brian is probably the most pro GUN guy here,,,,ALL Guns!!!!
     
  11. Shooting Sailor

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    Not bad, Brian. You didn't even have to bait that hook.
     
  12. SirMissalott

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    I wonder where the Forrest service expects to get they're revenue from??
     
  13. BILL GRILL

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    Brian, Sorry,I live here and took it personal. Did not know where you were coming from. Again I apologize. Wow spelling that was a chore. Bill
     
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