As we reported last week, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus co-chairs, Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), have introduced very important legislation in the U.S. Senate to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.
Filed as an amendment to the Senate farm bill, the Tester-Thune amendment (Senate Amendment 2232) contains most of the provisions from H.R. 4089—the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012”—which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April by a bipartisan vote of 274 to 146.
H.R. 4089 was a compilation of four different bills: H.R. 1558, which amends the “Toxic Substances Control Act”; H.R. 3440, the “Recreational Shooting Protection Act”; H.R. 2834, the “Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act”; and H.R. 991, the “Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2011.”
Click here to read the full alert on this important pro-hunting amendment from NRA-ILA.