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.