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    HR 621 and 622- Death cuts to or public lands

    Today it's 3.3 million acres tomorrow its 640 million. If you haven't contacted your representatives on this issue, you really need to do so. Serious pushback needs to be shown here to kill the idea of both transferring or selling or public lands.

    For anyone who doesn't know yet HR 621 sells 3.3 million acres of BLM land in 11 western states. HR 622 removes BLM and Forest Service law enforcement from the landscape and puts that heavy burden on local police who would end up having to enforce laws on all our federal lands. One is an outright sell of our public lands, the other is undermine the publics safety, inviting lawlessness, and undermining the agencies that manage them. Both these bills are a step in the direction of the end goal, getting rid of public lands. These 3.3 million are simply the easiest to take, so they'll take them today. Then a month from now they'll take 10 million, and so on. Sportsmen need to stand against this NOW.

    Here is an easy way to send a customized email to all your representatives:

    Trout Unlimited has a good way to contact your reps by email, just scroll down to where it says find your official enter your zip code and address and it lets you add all your representative from President to Lieutenant Governor:

    https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/TU/Home


    Also, don't just email, call your representatives:202-224-3121
    Then call Jason Chaffetz: 202-225-7751

    And if you have time I would send an actual mailed letter to yor representatives as well. It's time to stay involved. If you aren't prepared to get involved at this point, then you better be ready to lose. Be polite in everything you do, but make it clear who you are, how these lands are important, that you are against these two bills, and that there should be no transfer of public lands to the state or sell of them. If your representative is against these things contact them anyway and thank them. Even if you feel your just wasting air on some politicians they still need to hear from everyone.

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    HR 621 is so new, they don't even have the full text of the bill published yet. But here is some more information:

    From Trout Unlimited: http://www.tu.org/blog-posts/for-sal...ess-your-lands

    From Men's Journal: http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure...police-w463159

    The Men's Journal references a Clinton Administration Report. Here it is: http://chaffetz.house.gov/sites/chaf...l%20report.pdf

    The Clinton Administration Report provides a county by county breakdown where these "disposable" lands are located.
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    Don't fence me in!

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    Letter drafted and sent to my HR Representative Scott Tipton today.
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    Any updates on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdoe708 View Post
    Any updates on this?
    The full text of the bill has still not been published. So we are still in a "heads up" mode.
    Don't fence me in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdoe708 View Post
    Any updates on this?
    The hunting industry is beginning to stand tall against the transfer or sell and this bill. Continue contacting your representatives and opposing 621 and 622 and the transfer or sell in general.

    For anyone who can Chaffetz is having a town hall next week, a sea of camp and orange vests would be a good statement:

    https://m.facebook.com/events/1111748865600454/?ti=icl

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    Chaffetz just announced on his Instagram HR 621 does tomorrow. Now it's time to pound the transfer/sell idea into the dust once and for all. No transfer, not an acre, no compromise. Keep pressing sportsmen, they are beginning to listen. Don't lose this momentum.

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    I'll be calling my rep's office tomorrow.
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    From Chaffetz

    I am withdrawing HR 621. I'm a proud gun owner, hunter and love our public lands. The bill would have disposed of small parcels of lands Pres. Clinton identified as serving no public purpose but groups I support and care about fear it sends the wrong message. The bill was originally introduced several years ago. I look forward to working with you. I hear you and HR 621 dies tomorrow. #keepitpublic #tbt

    No news on 622

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    CAN'T BE!!! I thought ALL Republicans wanted to sell all public land and the Dems lived only to protect it!!??

 

 
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