Stand up for public land today

I like these guys, and can’t say enough in support of their take on this issue. I just got back from hunting on BLM land that abutted former Idaho State Endowment lands, which is now private and posted “No Hunting.” As I headed out this morning, three big coveys of chukar coasted from the BLM land onto the now-private-but-formerly-state land. I still saw lots of birds, and bagged enough, but if those BLM lands are transferred I’ll be watching football on Saturday instead of being outside with my dogs because there’ll be nowhere to go.

6 Replies to “Stand up for public land today”

  1. Bob,
    Thanks for sharing. I also reposted. This is a growing threat to the lands we’ve enjoyed free access to for years here in the west. There are a lot of powerful (weathly,politically connected) interests that are set on getting control of our federal properties for their personal gain.

    Hopefully, enough people will see this for what it is. A land grab. Just more secretly orchestrated behind the closed doors of state legislators.

    I’m a strong believer in the tenants of capitalism but also recognize how powerless it can seem for many of us who aren’t part of the wealthy/connected “class.”

    Thanks again……and I look forward to reading of your upcoming trips to the hills.

    Jim

  2. This is a never ending struggle for us. This is a good reason to vote conservative. The left won’t need to continue to try to remove the 2nd Amendment if they can just remove all the places you have to use a gun and then make it illegal to carry it away from the house.

    On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Chukar Hunting wrote:

    > Bob McMichael posted: “I like these guys, and can’t say enough in support > of their take on this issue. I just got back from hunting on BLM land that > abutted former Idaho State Endowment lands, which is now private and posted > “No Hunting.” As I headed out this morning, three big” >

  3. Thanks for the repost Bob. I’ve had a couple of state lands spots slip away here in Idaho as well. Glad to hear you got into birds. Lower chukar numbers this direction, but I’m optimistic about sharpies

  4. Oregon which I’ve lived and hunted /fished my entire life. It’s a shame how the politicians have squandered the property they are elected to protect. I dont see it stopping anytime soon.

  5. Ya Nevada is going up for vote on turning over public lands to the state. They promise no sale and no changes but just look at other states. Who to trust. Certainly not Las Vegas.

Chirp away