Forest Service http://michiganradio.org en Partial ban on hunting & snowmobiling in national forest? http://michiganradio.org/post/partial-ban-hunting-snowmobiling-national-forest <p>The U.S. Forest Service has to consider making 70,000 acres off limits to firearm hunting and snowmobiling in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. That’s about seven percent of the Huron-Manistee.</p><p>It’s doing this because the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Service to do so... and that’s because of a lawsuit brought by a guy named <a href="http://huron-manistee.webs.com/">Kurt Meister</a>. Meister is an attorney, representing himself in the case. He’s trying to get areas that are already designated as non-motorized set aside for quiet recreation.<span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>“There ought to be some place in the forest where you can go cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing or kayaking or hiking or ride your horse without having to listen to the noise of other people and the guns and machines they use.”</p></blockquote><p>This week, the Michigan House and Senate are discussing three resolutions. Those resolutions express opposition to any potential ban on hunting and snowmobiling in the Huron-Manistee. The resolutions couldn’t stop the federal agency – but it's basically a show of hands against a ban.</p><p>The resolutions are:</p><ul><li>House Concurrent Resolution 2: sponsored by State Rep. Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City) - Passed the House Committee on Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism on Tuesday</li><li>House Resolution 17: sponsored by State Rep. Peter Pettalia (R-Alpena) - Passed the House Committee on Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism on Tuesday</li><li>Senate Resolution 6: sponsored by State Senator Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) - Being considered today in the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism</li></ul><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:13:54 +0000 Rebecca Williams 1237 at http://michiganradio.org Partial ban on hunting & snowmobiling in national forest?