Legislation would open federal land to hunters, anglers

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is photographed in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, with some of his hunting memorabilia including elk antlers and scull mounted on the wall behind his desk. A bipartisan group of senators is working on legislation that would dramatically improve access to federal land for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Sens. Heinrich and Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, have introduced legislation that would also decrease some regulations for hunters and fishers and strengthen land conservation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martin Heinrich was hunting for Barbary sheep across the terrain in his native New Mexico when he was stopped in his tracks.

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