It’s important for you to take 30 seconds and comment to Secretary Zinke about the 1.3 million acre Bears Ears Monument to protect hunting in Southern Utah.
Make no mistake, most of those who are fighting for this monument designation want these areas CLOSED TO HUNTING. Monuments often lead to National Parks, and that means NO HUNTING!!!
Here is why this is so important. This 1.3 million acre area of Southeastern Utah includes:
- The world famous San Juan Elk Unit, home to 400-inch bulls and world record elk
- World Class deer herds of Southeastern Utah
- Two of Utah’s premier Desert Bighorn Sheep Units
Over 50,000 hunters apply for hunting permits to these units every year. These herds exist because of decades of transplants and restoration efforts by Utah Sportsmen. National monument designations lead to significant restrictions on land and wildlife management programs. This prevents many of the projects needed to ensure healthy and abundant big game herds in these units.
Please send a message to Secretary Zinke to rescind the Bears Ears Monument and protect this area for hunting and ongoing conservation efforts.
President and CEO
Big Game Forever