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ATV'S ON PUBLIC LAND

All terrain vehicle on sand The popularity of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) continues to rise across the nation as more Americans use them for recreational and agricultural purposes. Learn more about how states are designating public land for their use and legislating new safety rules in this report.

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STATE RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH

hunt and fishEighteen states currently guarantee the right to hunt and fish in their constitutions, with 17 of those approved via the voters. NCSL tracks the latest developments in the states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY HUNTING - STATE LEGISLATION

hunter and dogBans or other restrictions on hunting or taking of wildlife on Sundays exist in 11 states. Some exceptions can include certain types of games or hunting on private land.

 

 

DATABASE

Database Browse the Energy and Environment Legislation Tracking Database to learn about what measures legislatures have considered over the past few years.

 

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OVERVIEW | NATURAL RESOURCES

Conserving and using natural resources in a balanced manner that provides environmental and public health, recreational and economic benefit is one of the largest challenges state lawmakers face.  States are working on a wide variety of natural resource issues, including protecting watersheds, managing wildlife, providing hunting and fishing opportunities, protecting forests and operating state parks.

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