Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CIEDRA will benefit hunters

What brought me to Idaho years ago were its wild animals, wild rivers and especially its wild lands. As a hunter, I marvel at the abundance of game animals and at the beautiful public places to hunt. My favorite places to hunt are where the roads end and the trails begin. Like many Idahoans, I leave my truck (and ATV) behind, grab my bow and head out on foot into the high country.

This is why I support the proposed Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness, which would protect over 330,000 acres in central Idaho, and why others who value our wild heritage should, too. Traditional Idaho activities like hunting, fishing, camping and hiking, as well as the spectacular landscape that goes along with them, will have a permanent place in Idaho's future. Sportsmen will still be able to travel on key roads and trails to access these backcountry areas.

Please join me in thanking all four members of Idaho's congressional delegation for co-sponsoring this bill and saving a place for Idaho's backcountry traditions.

Jesse Timberlake


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