2/8/2014 9:44 PM
by Karen Franklin
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin cosponsored a bipartisan sportsmen's bill that he says would address the unique needs of hunters and anglers.
The legislation includes policies to enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, reauthorize key conservation programs, improve access to federal lands and help boost the outdoor recreation economy, according to officials.
Manchin said he's an avid sportsman and knows firsthand that our hunting and fishing heritage is important to who we are as West Virginians and as Americans.
“I truly believe that people in the Mountain State and across this nation should be able to enjoy hunting and recreational shooting and have the ability to go out and enjoy the outdoors,” he said.