Hey friends and followers: we will be out floating the smith for the week here in #montana . Plan on a big podcast when we get back, and lots of pictures. we are thinking about doing Q&A here soon too, so stay tuned for when #theguidedtrip crew gets back into service. gonna be a good one, we are excited to share our stories. Message us with any ideas/questions you may have over our break and we will get back to everyone soon. Thank you so much for the support. Happy fishing in the mean time. -
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“January was my gulp of air, the blinding light; the reset button. For five days I, along with a couple of friends, had the opportunity to chase through Colorado's wide empty spaces searching for silence, solitude and winter trout"—Words by #PublicLandOwner @allencr8r & 📸 by @geoffshirleyphotographer
Can’t wait to get back in the mountains and chase around some big bulls with the stick and string. Even if you don’t find the elk, you still get the best seat in the house to some of the most beautiful places out there ⛰ #publiclandowner
Forever Wild is Under Threat -- Take Action Now!
What is Forever Wild?
Forever Wild Land Trust has “secured more than 255,000 acres of land in Alabama for public use…[and] has also created more than 220 miles of recreational trails within 22 new recreation areas and nature preserves, while providing additions to 10 State Parks and 16 Wildlife Management Areas.” How is Forever Wild Funded?
Funding for the Forever Wild Land Trust is generated by the interest earned from offshore natural gas royalties deposited into the Alabama Trust Fund. The FWLT receives 10 percent of the distributed interest, capped at $15 million for any given year. Visit the State Treasurer’s website for information on the Alabama Trust Fund.
Misconceptions: Does Forever Wild seize land owner’s property?
NO! Forever Wild has never seized land, nor do they have the ability to do so. Forever Wild has only acquired land from willing sellers, as a willing buyer.
What is the threat?
HB362 is a bill designed to tax all properties acquired by the Forever Wild Land Trust even though these properties are ultimately State land. Though this might seem innocuous, the concern is that because the tax pulls from the principle of the fund it will quickly drain the fund and ultimately prevent the future sustainability of the organization and its ability to add future public lands for sportsmen to recreate on.
Representative Tuggle, the man responsible for the bill in its current form, argues some counties need the tax revenue. Unfortunately Rep. Tuggle has not considered two important facts. First, the dollar amount generated by his tax plan would be inconsequential, in many cases amounting to less than $20,000 annually per county. Second, according to a recent study by the Trust for Public Land to understand Forever Wild’s economic impact, “tourists and residents generate $7.5 billion in consumer spending related to outdoor recreation annually. This spending generates $494 million in tax revenues, supports 86,000 jobs, and provides $2 billion in wages.” Tuggle’s Bill directly threatens this productive economic engine. What Can I Do?
SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD
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Sale is tomorrow! Many items one clearance. Stop by and check it out!!
Dont Wait! Tons of clearance items at our sale on April 21, 2018. Mark downs will be big on @kryptekoutdoorgroup clothing, @firstlitehunting clothing, @predatorcamo clothing, @eastonarchery arrows, all @scentcrusher and MORE!!!!
🔹PROJECT MOUNTAIN CLEANUP 2017 WINNER🔹
@parleyjohnson won our challenge last year, with this creative video! We had a lot of great submissions, and Parley showed us that you can have fun and get creative with your #projectmountaincleanup2018 posts!!
We’re still trying to organize a group cleanup of an area here in Utah, within the next couple of weeks! If you’re interested in participating, or donating to the cause (trash bags, gloves, snacks, giveaway items), DM us or @see.chelc.shoot!
If you’re not in Utah, and would like to organize a cleanup in your area, send us a message and we’ll see how we can help!
Help us in our fight to Keep Public Lands Clean and Pristine!
"Public Land is where Nature is." - Yvon Chouinard, founder @patagonia, spoken truthfully and passionately at the Public Waters Access Panel Seminar @backcountryhunters #Rende2018 . #keepitpublic#publiclandowner