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Old 09-18-2017, 04:35 PM   #14
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Co sponsors of the bill from Iowa are Rod Blum.
From NE Jeff Fortenberry and Don Bacon
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I put together a little more detailed information to act on. Again the Bill has been kicked over to the Natural Resource Committee but I also attached other vital committees as it relates to Tribal and federal government committee.

Please read through to gain as much info as you can. This will help in your argument.

Nebraska Sportsmen & Iowa Sportsmen! Urgent Notice. Republicans of IA & NE representatives have proposed
H.R 3688 . This Bill would force the Army Corp of engineers to hand over Federal lands to the Winnebago Tribe that many of us sportsmen hunt for deer turkey and waterfowl. What Mr. Representative King doesn't tell you in the bill nor the Nebraska counter part is that the Winnebago Tribe doesn't want to keep these acres for wildlife and hunting. What they have planned is building a 18 hole Golf Course. Thats right an 18 hole Golf Course. Some of this land also includes what is better known as Synders Bend Refuge. At the present these lands are Public for all to enjoy and benefit from. However an 18 hole golf course only benefits 1 entity and further destroys more wildlife habitat that we can ill afford to loose. Please Join me in this Battle to save Our Public Lands from said travesty. Here is the link to the Bill as you can read it.

Again let me remind you all, what isn't mentioned is what they seek to do with this land and for good reason. If it was mentioned there would be no way in Hell Nebraska Sportsmen or Iowa Sportsmen would support such a measure. 2 if by some treaty the government signed some many years ago, why would King or any other representative have to write a Bill to force said land transfer? Kind of seems fishy to me. Since when does congress have to write and pass a bill t honor a treaty agreed to so they say by the federal Government?

What do Nebraska Sportsmen & Iowa Sportsmen get out of the deal? Nothing but lost hunting opportunities and more lost habitat. Bill Proposal information below.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-.../3688/all-info

Here is the House of Representatives contact info.
Contact Us
Committee on Natural Resources
United States House of Representatives
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
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(202) 225-2761
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(202) 225-5929

Here is contact information for the House of Representative committee members who sit on the subcommittee of Federal lands.
https://naturalresources.house.gov/federallands/

Here is the contact information to locate your House Members in congress. https://www.house.gov/representatives/

Now this action maybe happening here on our federal lands for public hunting and recreation. Who is to say if your a sportsmen from another state that it cant happen to you and potentially some federal lands that some pencil pushers seek to give away at your expense as sportsmen? So every Sportsmen far and wide, east to west, north to south must rise up and stop this action because if we dont what is Next?


Iowa House Representatives contact info:

District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment
1 Blum, Rod R 1108 LHOB 202-225-2911 Oversight and Government
Small Business
2 Loebsack, David D 1527 LHOB 202-225-6576 Energy and Commerce
3 Young, David R 240 CHOB 202-225-5476 Appropriations
4 King, Steve R 2210 RHOB 202-225-4426 Agriculture
Small Business
the Judiciary

Nebraska House of Representatives Contact info:
District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment
1 Fortenberry, Jeff R 1514 LHOB 202-225-4806 Appropriations
2 Bacon, Don R 1516 LHOB 202-225-4155 Agriculture
Armed Services
Small Business
3 Smith, Adrian R 320 CHOB 202-225-6435 House Administration
Ways and Means

For Sportsmen of any state looking to contact thier House Representative in Congress in an effort to help fellow sportsmen stop this action visit this page and scroll to your state to obtain your reps contact information. Again your Help is greatly needed in this matter and WE must all come together in times like these when our Recreational Hunting & Fishing opportunities are at stake.

https://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_id


Feel free to contact me at 712-274-3343 home, 712-202-3235 cell or e mail me at [email protected]. Again I wish to than the American Sportsmen for their Support and their efforts to Stop this insanity. Contact your House of representative and tell them to shit can H.R 3688 by Iowa Representative Steve King.

Protect our Hunting Heritage, Not some 18 hole golf course proposal.

Last and not least SHARE THE HELL OUT OF THIS WITH FELLOW SPORTSMEN AND ON OTHER HUNTING & FISHING FORUMS OF YOUR STATE.

Sincerely,
William J. Smith
Sportsmen
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H.R 3688 . Dear Representative King. I am the president of Mo. Valley Waterfowlers Association, past Delta Waterfowl Chairmen of the Sioux city, past Izaak Walton League Chapter president and NW Iowa Regional director. I represent well over 800 waterfowlers here in the Mo. Valley Region alone and we wish to speak to you in a public forum to discuss the above mentioned Bill you have proposed. I can tell you from the past several months sportsmen of your region object to the intent of your proposal. What makes matters worse is you did not mention 1 word about what the tribe seeks to do with said public lands. You know they seek to build an 18 hole golf course. What day could you attend a meeting here in Sioux city to engage your districts sportsmen on this subject matter? We can have it at the Lewis & Clark interpretative center right here in Sioux City or we can have it at the IDNR Lewis & Clark interpretive center in Onawa? We sportsmen of your district await your official response to this request. You pick the date, the time and the place if you wish. We wish to speak with you on this important matter. Sincerely, William J. Smith Sioux City Iowa 712-202-3235
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:32 AM   #17
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Sent yesterday to Steve King and Joni Ernst

No to HR 3688. No sportsmen in Iowa support this bill and there are a lot of us watching this very closely. The public land and refuge are too important for Missouri River waterfowl to just turn over to the Winnebago tribe; much less to construct a golf course on. Steve King will never get another vote from me and neither will anyone else who supports a bill that reduces the amount of public land or hurts wildlife conservation efforts.

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Just called KETV news in Omaha to ask them to run a story on this. Sounded like Jim Reding was going to get it on and get it out. I forwarded Bill's info to him with his Nebraska and Iowa Sportsmans notice; copied Bill on the email but it can back as the recipient is only accepting email from specific email addresses?

Also called Sioux City news but they ran a story last Friday?

Plan on trying to put the notice in the Sioux City Journal and the Omaha World Herald as well. I hate politician bullshit and I hope the backlash blows up in his face.
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Nick Hytrek from Sioux City Journal is going to write an article on this that will be ready to go by Sunday.
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So the govt. is giving them back lands that were deeded to the Winnebago's in 1865 via treaty? How did the corp end up with it? and why do they want to give it back. Any time the corp is involved you usually end up with a cluster f**k....
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Yes he called me today and we played phone tag. lol
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Going to get on the line here in a few minutes and talk with Larry on the subject. You guys have a public meeting is it or a date to comment on the project itself here in the sioux city area. I think it is Septemorber 28th. I am trying to locate the details of this comment period.

As for the IDNR not making any comment on this issue, the subject matter is between 2 federal agencies. The Tribe & the Corp. However the IDNR does have a financial interest in the matter as they have managed the area since the corps ownership. We as sportsmen have paid a lot of money annually in the management of said facility for many years. How do we proceed to get our investment back with inflation adjustment allotted if said transaction goes down? The IDNR at the very least has that obligation & interest into the matter and I made that clear as sunshine today.
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Bill,

I have to say THANK YOU for what you do!
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There are a bunch of guys who got on this issue way before me, I am just supporting that effort by supplemental means. I will do it with nothing but wrath and by whatever means I can. Leave it all on the table. The shit I do wouldnt amount to a pile of shit without you guys just so you know. I am not a 1 man army even though sometimes I talk like it. lol
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Believe when I say I DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN but, if the land was given to the Indians in a treaty and the corps no longer wants it, I think the Indians are going to get it back. I don't think there is much anyone can do to stop this. I HOPE I AM WRONG. I have many memories from that area.

Keep up the fight, I support you but I believe its a battle that won't be won.
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I hope your wrong Brent. I always knew I would move west when I retire in a few years, but it this is passes, I may not retire in Iowa because this is just another straw on this camels back and I'm tired of Iowa Sportsmen getting shit on again.
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