reply to post by loagun
You have to have govenment permission to go into any cave and explorer
599c. No part of this title shall be construed as interfering with any of the laws of this state known as the "game laws," or any laws for or
against the destruction of certain birds, nor must this title be construed as interfering with the right to destroy any venomous reptile, or any
animal known as dangerous to life, limb, or property, or to interfere with the right to kill all animals used for food, or with properly conducted
scientific experiments or investigations performed under the authority of the faculty of a regularly incorporated medical college or university of
623. (a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 599c, any person who, without the prior written permission of the owner of a cave, intentionally and
knowingly does any of the following acts is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine
not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment:
So unless you own a cave, who owns caves?
The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988
be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled
SECTION 2. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY
(a) FINDINGS.-The Congress finds and declares that--
significant caves on Federal lands are an invaluable and irreplaceable part of the Nation’s natural heritage; and
in some instances, these significant caves are threatened due to improper use, increased recreational demand, urban spread, and a lack of specific
(b) PURPOSES.-The purposes of this Act are--
to secure, protect, and preserve significant caves on Federal lands for the perpetual use, enjoyment, and benefit of all people; and
to foster increased cooperation and exchange of information between governmental authorities and those who utilize caves located on Federal lands for
scientific, education, or recreational purposes.
(c) POLICY.-It is the policy of the United States that Federal lands be managed in a manner which protects and maintains, to the extent practical,
I seriously doubt they care about your safety while exploring, so what's the big deal about keeping people out of caves.