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House of Representatives passed hunting, fishing legislation

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According to an article published by on Feb. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that will make it easier for hunters and anglers to hunt, fish, and film on federally owned lands. reports that the House of Representatives passed a bill that will not only help hunters and anglers gain access to federal lands to hunt and fish, but will also make it harder for states to ban the use of lead ammunition and fishing equipment.

In September the California Senate has passed a bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting purposes by 2019, but reports indicate that this new legislation will make it difficult for that plan to go forward.

Officials say that this bill will benefit both sporting and conservation communities because American hunters and anglers spent more $90 billion dollars in 2011. In fact, Republican Rep. Bob Latta said sportsmen and sportswomen spent $2.85 billion in Ohio alone, which is reportedly more than what was spent on corn, “the State's top-grossing agriculture commodity that year.”

Bill H. R. 3590 passes the House by a vote of 268 to 154.

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