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GOP plan would open more public land to off-road vehicles

ATVs as well as all off-highway motorcycles and UTVs in Idaho must display new license plates plus the traditional OHV stickers in 2009.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)
ATVs as well as all off-highway motorcycles and UTVs in Idaho must display new license plates plus the traditional OHV stickers in 2009. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- Congressman Doc Hastings, R-WA, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is promoting a Republican plan that would remove restrictions on motorized access to 43 million acres of public land nationwide.

A tip of the hat to the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers organization for trekking to Washington, D.C., to let Congress know that's a lame idea.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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