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Sorry Russ, but I have to disagree. If the states were handed control of public lands, it wouldn’t be long before the only people who could use it would be those with plenty of money. There’s little public land in Texas and a lot of the best hunting and fishing areas on Montana are no longer publicly accessible. If I have to choose between the tyranny of the Birkenstock crowd and paying exorbitant fees to the landed money crowd for the ability to recreate on what is now public land, I’ll take the tyranny of the Birkenstocks crowd any day and I’ll bet most Americans on both sides of the political spectrum would agree with me.

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