Johnson Amendment Supporting Hunters Voted out of Committee
Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee adopted Rep. Mike Johnson’s (LA-04) amendment to H.R. 3668, theSHARE Act, to allow deer hunters to hunt with their dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest located in Louisiana’s Fourth District. This amendment prohibits the National Forest Service from discriminating against different kinds of hunting and returns authority back to the state wildlife agencies.
Rep. Johnson released the following statement:
“Hunting is not only a sport enjoyed by men and women all across Louisiana, it is a way of life. We are, after all, the Sportsman’s Paradise. Hunting with dogs, specifically, is an American tradition that dates all the way back to colonial times. The use of dogs to hunt animals other than deer is already allowed in the Kisatchie National Forest, and there is no reason the federal government should be denying this ability to one segment of hunters. Our state wildlife agencies can manage these issues better than Washington."