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    Public Land - Count Yourself Fortunate!

    If you live in the West, count yourself fortunate - The 77% of the population that lives east of the Rocky Mtn. states has 7% of the country's federal land on which to hunt without permission.

    Federal land is 27.4% of the country. At 973,928, it is nearly a million square miles. If U.S. federal land were a country, it would be the 10th largest country in the world.

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    Sometimes we do take a lot for granted out here in the west with all the public land that we do have to enjoy
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    that's why I live here in the west.

    pity so many wish to put in in states hands so they can sell it all off, like the east did.
    AS GOES THE CHURCH, SO GOES THE NATION

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    Never lived east of the Rockies (except for a 24 month stint in the US Army in Texas), so I can't imagine not have public land to roam in!
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    I moved to Wyoming from North Dakota 33 years ago specifically to be near millions of acres of public land. Very important to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
    that's why I live here in the west.

    pity so many wish to put in in states hands so they can sell it all off, like the east did.
    What eastern states would that be?

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    each and every one that no longer has the public land they once did.

    all that private land ,wasn't always private land.
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    Most of it was homesteaded long ago.

    I believe that the only land that was sold was the State School Trust lands. Which can be sold by the state at any time they want. Usually these parcels are only a section of land which is 640 acres and usually doesn't connect with any other State Trust land.
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    I've lived in the west all my life except for a few foreign countries when I was wearing a military uniform. The local WY news this week, just stated about 5900 plus people, left the state in 2017. It was probably due to the loss of jobs in the oil & gas field and coal industry. A lot times people have a hard time finding a good paying job. Also some people don't care for the weather. Living out west is good if you pick the right state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
    each and every one that no longer has the public land they once did.

    all that private land ,wasn't always private land.
    I can't remember where I found the statistics, but what I saw was that most of the eastern states HAD quite a bit of public land that was in the states hands and over time the states sold most of it.
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