To me, “access” is just another word for freedom. When we fight for access, we fight for our freedom to enjoy America’s outdoor traditions, not only for ourselves, but for future generations. But the struggle is deeper than that. After all, what do we need access to? We need access to quality habitat the produces a healthy supply of wildlife. We need access to rivers and lakes that provide the clean water that fish – and humans – need. Those values are important to all Americans, not just the tens of millions who hunt and fish.