“[PUBLIC LAND] REPRESENTS THE UNIQUELY AMERICAN VALUES OF FREEDOM AND ADVENTURE... THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE WEST, WHERE 72 PERCENT OF SPORTSMEN DEPEND ON PUBLIC LAND.”
This oft-cited “72 percent” statistic is verifiable. It’s derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. Losing public land would be a death blow to hunting as we know it, which is a cornerstone of our American heritage.
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