rec·​re·​a·​tion·​ist | \ ˌrē-krē-ˈā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce recreationist (audio) \

Definition of recreationist

: a person who seeks recreation especially in the outdoors

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The dispute illustrates a growing issue: some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually, and/or economically vital to Native American tribes. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, "Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds," 5 July 2018 Confusion abounds Lawmakers, attorneys, landowners and recreationists who spoke during the trespass bill hearings agreed the current law is inconsistent and confusing. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Trespass bill could raise risk of shootings, adding to critics’ complaints | Idaho Statesman," 11 Mar. 2018 Miners, loggers and recreationists also would have to show their operations didn't harm wolves, a bureaucratic process open to litigation that could lead to more restrictions. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "20 years ago, 4 wolves were released into Idaho. What if it had never happened? | Idaho Statesman," 14 Jan. 2015 In addition to hunters, many conservationists, artists, collectors, bird watchers and other outdoor recreationists also buy the stamps to support wildlife conservation. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hautman wins 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Contest," 16 Sep. 2017 Some advocacy groups and recreationists think otherwise. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Plans to log Brown County backcountry area threatens century-old trees," 28 Aug. 2017 As recreationists begin to fully access the forest, and with the anticipation of solar eclipse viewers on Monday, fire officials are urging extreme caution. Samantha Matsumoto,, "Lottery results: Winning numbers drawn for Lucky Lines and Mega Millions," 18 Aug. 2017 Dayton also proposed spending $9.3 million in new General Fund money to be used to support parks and trails operations in order to meet the needs and expectations of a wide variety of outdoor recreationists. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Why Dayton, DNR say fishing, hunting, boating licenses need to cost more," 25 Jan. 2017 The fire has spread to 17 square miles (44 square kilometers) and is heading toward a lake used by recreationists and where some homes stand, said Erin Darboven of the Bureau of Land Management. Washington Post, "400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town," 22 June 2017

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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