The White House on Thursday defended its position that hunting backpacking is not illegal and said the federal government should not regulate the gear, which is commonly used by backpackers.
The White on Thursday said the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, had previously issued guidance about the gear.
“Hunting backpacks is a recreational activity, and as a responsible outdoor enthusiast, the Department has always said that backpacks should be kept out of the reach of wildlife,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
In June, the agency released guidance about hunting backcountry gear that said “hunting in wilderness areas is lawful under the Act.” “
In addition, the Fish and Wilds agency has also stated that hunting can be an activity that is legal under the ESA.”
In June, the agency released guidance about hunting backcountry gear that said “hunting in wilderness areas is lawful under the Act.”
Psaki did not specify what agency guidance the White House was referring to.
Hunting backpacks in the wild can be dangerous and illegal under the law, and the Fish & Wildlife Service should not enforce those rules, the White on Friday said.
Psaki’s statement did not address questions about the White’s comments regarding the agency’s previous guidance.
The agency said it did not comment on pending litigation.
On Thursday, President Obama said hunters and campers should take care in their backcountry.
“We have a responsibility to protect [the environment] and we have an ethical obligation to not harm wildlife,” he said.
“And I would never do anything that would take wildlife away from hunters, from campers, or from people who are out there doing it for recreation.”
The White has previously said that hunting is not allowed under the act, which was passed in 1924.
The Hunting Heritage Act, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1924, prohibits the hunting of any animal with the exception of game birds, raptors, deer, elk, rabbits, and other game birds.
Hunting is not permitted in National Parks.
Hunting has been legal in some parts of the country for years.
The National Parks Service has no rules about the sport.
The act has been challenged in court by hunting groups and some states.
“If hunters don’t like it, fine,” Obama said in June.
“But we have to get out of here.
We have to take care of the environment, we have a right to do that, and if we’re going to do it, it has to be with the appropriate legal and environmental standards.”
In July, the National Park Service ordered hunters to stop hunting in National Park areas.
In the past, hunters have been allowed to hunt on private property and to hunt in designated “open spaces” in the national parks.
Obama has said he is opposed to hunters hunting in the wilderness in the West, and has said hunting can only be allowed within national parks and in national forests and national parks on certain occasions.
“I think hunting in some places is a bad idea, and it is not in our nature,” Obama has previously told The Associated Press.
“It’s very much in the interests of the wildlife, the wild places.
In some places, we should limit hunting to certain times of the year and certain seasons of the season,” Obama added.