Petition: Stop the Wisconsin State Land Sale

The Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers strongly supports the public's right to access public lands and waters. Currently, under Wisconsin law it is considered trespassing for anyone to step across a railroad right of way. This law greatly impedes the public's access to public land and water. There are 121 public land parcels in Wisconsin that are affected by this law. Many of these parcels are difficult or impossible to access because of the railroad law. Wisconsin Backcountry Hunters and Anglers supports a change in the law that would allow the public to cross a railroad right of way without trespassing. This change would greatly enhance access to public lands and waters.

Who's signing

Jacob Westenberger
Jacob Westenberger
adam mlodzik
Michael Jaskolski
Aaron Weiberg
Kevin Wipfli
Logan Szopinski
Nate Scheibe
Elizabeth Baker
Jen McElroy
Derek Schwartzlow
Grant Soper
Jeremy Stein
Matthew Lindemann
Jeff Hintz
Jon Stevens
Bryon Black
500 signatures

As a sportsman who depends on quality public hunting, fishing and recreational access to enjoy my outdoor traditions, I am opposed to the legislatures’ mandated 10,000-acre state land sell-off. I join Wisconsin Backcountry Hunters & Anglers in urging the state to abandon plans to sell these valuable lands. Instead, the state should retain ownership of them and maintain the public access that they currently provide.

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