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Recreation Law and Sportsmen’s Rights

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot provides clients with administrative, litigation and lobbying services related to the rights of sportsmen to engage in the activities they enjoy, which are inextricably intertwined with the historical traditions of this country. We frequently work with clients to prepare and submit comments on rules promulgated by federal agencies proposing to regulate or restrict the use of certain lands. With clients, we navigate the process of federal enforcement actions. We have cultivated close relationships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of the Interior, as well as with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Marine Fisheries Services within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice.

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys also have extensive experience representing clients in a variety of federal and state court litigation and enforcement actions on issues involving the use of state and federal lands for hunting, fishing and recreation. Sometimes, the most effective solution for addressing these issues is through the legislative process. Our team has decades of experience on Capitol Hill and in leadership positions within the Department of the Interior and other federal agencies. The attorneys and legislative professionals at Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot use that experience to achieve clients’ goals, including working closely with congressional committees and subcommittees, individual members of Congress, key staffers and administrative officials involved in these critical land use issues.


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