Top 5 reasons why transferring our public lands to state ownership is a terrible idea.

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1. States manage their lands to make money, not to provide opportunities for recreation.

2. States can’t afford to manage our public lands and would be forced to either raise taxes (a nonstarter) or sell them to           corporations or wealthy individuals.

3. Public lands are good for the economy.

4. Currently, many state lands across the country don’t allow hunting or camping…or even hiking.

5. You already own them. As a U.S. citizen, you own our public lands. The government is just the caretaker. Once you lose them, you’ll never get them back.

If you’re angry that some politicians and special interests are trying to steal your public lands, here's three easy ways that you can help push back against this public land seizure.

1. Sign BHA’s sportsmen’s pledge and join the fight to keep public hands in public hands.

2. Show your public land pride with one of BHA's "public land owner" t-shirts.

3. Contact your elected officials and let them know where you stand on this issue.

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