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SPORTS­MEN SELDOM EN­JOY THE SAME FREE­DOMS ON STATE LANDS AS THEY DO ON FED­ERAL PROP­ERTY. HERE’S HOW SOME STATES LIMIT YOUR USE

Colorado bans re­cre­ation on all 2.8 mil­lion acres of state trust lands, with the ex­cep­tion of 490,000 acres the state leases from it­self for lim­ited pub­lic ac­cess.

Ari­zona and Ore­gon pro­hibit tar­get shoot­ing on state lands.

Mon­tana for­bids camp­ing for more than two straight days and all camp­fires on state lands. More­over, the state leases 92 per­cent of its trust lands for agri­cul­ture or graz­ing.

New Mex­ico bans camp­ing, camp­fires, and dis­charg­ing firearms on all pub­lic­trust lands.

Ari­zona, Mon­tana, New Mex­ico, and Wash­ing­ton charge ac­cess fees on state trust lands; sports­men en­joy fed­eral BLM and For­est Ser­vice lands at no cost.

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