Recreational permits for BLM or State-owned land are vital for some outfitters in Colorado. When it comes time to sell your outfitting business or acquire another outfitter’s company, it is imperative that this permit is handled correctly.
BLM permits can be transferred to a new business owner, but cannot be done so without the BLM’s approval. Forms for transfer must be submitted and approved by a BLM officer before your permit is given to the buyer of your outfitting business.
The BLM may require additional documents from you regarding the sale. An attorney with Wildlife Lawyers will help you draft those documents to ensure your permit is transferred safely. The loss of a permit for recreational use can greatly affect the transfer of a business and every care should be taken to avoid it. Talk to an experienced attorney who understands the outdoor business world and can help protect you and your business.
Hevi-Shot Recall Announcement
Ammunition manufacturer Hevi-Shot has recalled several boxes of its popular shotgun shells. The company has concluded an investigation that revealed sub-standard wads in its 12 gauge, 3 inch, Hevi Metal and Hevi Steel shotshells that could lead to damage or injury.
While the shells themselves do not pose a significant risk, the wads may become lodged in the barrel after firing. Obviously, this presents a problem for hunters who do not check their barrel after firing each shot and could lead to severe injury if the barrel is not cleared before firing again.
For more information on the recall, see the notice issued by the company at the link provided below, or call one of the experienced attorneys at Welsh Law, LLC to discuss any problems you’ve experienced.
Deer Management Civil War
The National Park Service has unveiled a $1.8 million plan to harvest 2,800 deer from D.C.-area Civil War Battlefields. Public hunting is not allowed on these Park Service grounds, thus the deer population has spiraled wildly out of control. Ideal deer per square mile measurements hover around 25-30 animals per square mile. On these government-controlled areas, that number has reached as much as 200 animals per square mile.
In a time when the Federal and several State governments have imposed more restrictions on hunting and firearm use/ownership than at any other time in our history, a plan has been revealed to spend over one million dollars of taxpayer money to hire sharpshooters to take the place of hunters. The federal government has seen fit to limit access to public land for hunters and is now seeing the effects of those restrictions.
While the chance to see the sunrise from a deerstand over a battlefield where our country was forged is without a doubt a dream come true, it is completely understandable to limit public hunting access on such sacred ground. However, for the government to use taxpayer money to counter the effects of that very government’s restrictions is, sadly, representative of the current state of affairs for our hunting heritage. A well-regulated lottery system to allow youth hunters to take a deer on a historically significant site would just make too much sense, apparently.