[meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy

From: Doug Ross <doug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:49:44 -0800
Message-ID: <6AF8F3B6-1D2B-44E5-BF2E-FB7AF701F094_at_dougross.net>

This "Meteorite List" is turning into a "Politics List"! lol I can understand both sides of the debate, and as a small time private hunter, sure I would like for the BLM to explicitly grant me broad, unrestricted permission to hunt meteorites to my heart's content on public land. But is that likely to happen? Of course not. As it stands, I don't feel particularly hindered by the current guidelines. My concern is that mounting an aggressive campaign to elicit a revision in these guidelines could backfire. The easiest answer for a bureaucrat to give, when pressed for a response, is "No". I'm happy to support any effort to document the accomplishments and contributions to meteoritical science by private hunters. I just hope that it is handled in a way that doesn't provoke an outright hunting ban by the Feds next year.

Doug Ross
doug at dougross.net
Received on Mon 03 Dec 2012 01:49:44 PM PST

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