State­ment

“[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.”

Outdoor Life - - THE LIFE -

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.

rul­ing: TRUE

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