A bill regarding private property rights was heard in the North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee Friday morning. The Protect Private Property Rights bill would allow North Dakota landowners to require consent before others can access their land. NDFB President Daryl Lies provided testimony in support of the bill. “It is not, and I emphasize NOT, an anti-hunting bill,” says Lies. “Will it make it tougher for hunters to get access? No, I don’t think it will. It will just make them have the conversation and reach out to landowners.” This testimony is just the first, of several, steps in determining whether or not the bill will be passed by the Senate and House. The bill has also received support from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Grain Growers Association, North Dakota Corn Growers Association and the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition.