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Today the U.S. Senate passed a bill that included language to allow bows and archery equipment to be transported lawfully through national parks.

Included in the Natural Resources Management Act, which the Senate passed 92-8, the bill would provide protections to bow owners as they travel across federal land that many other hunters currently have. The provision is part of a bipartisan effort championed by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., over the last several years.

“If you travel with a bow to go hunting, you should not have to worry that taking a shortcut through a national park could find you in legal jeopardy,” Enzi said. “It is important that Congress is able to provide common-sense protection for law-abiding citizens who need to travel across national parks to get to the land they intend to bow hunt on.”