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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    There are around 640 million acres of Federal land. Our national debt is $17.5 trillion. They would have to sell all of that land at $27,000 an acre to pay it off. Most of it isn't worth a fraction of that.
    Which is why this idea of selling public land is ridiculous, but far too many voters listen only to headlines. We can all agree better management is needed, but that doesn't mean it should be disposed of. This threat, if it were to come to fruition, would yield a far more devastating blow to hunting than animal rights groups could every dream of.

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    That is a very, very solid point UH. Our Gov't has a huge spending problem and we are all going to have to come up with the money to pay that back somehow, or our grandchildren will. I definitely don't think selling federal land is even an option. Its a very stupid idea. China and Russia would probably buy it anyway and then what a mess we would have on our hands. -G
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulyBux7077 View Post
    That's a good idea except for signs are expensive and the state agencies are struggling financially the way it is. Placing signs on corner crossings would be a really expensive endeavor.

    Maybe something that creates incentive for landowners if they mark crossing points at corners.
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    If we logged our public lands it would generate a hell of a lot more money to the feds than selling the land. Trees are a renuable recource, they WILL grow back. Clear cuts that were there 25 years ago are ready to harvest now, but we don't do it? Hell we planted the damn tress to cut them down!
    They are so concerned about today, that they don't think about tomorrow. It's a sad deal.

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    Do you know how the Feds come up with the plan to sell BLM or other land?
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    I completely agree with you Tim. The designation of Wilderness allows the Feds to go over the top with regulation and limitations. I think we have plenty of Wilderness as it is. -G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Do you know how the Feds come up with the plan to sell BLM or other land?
    Paul Ryan's House Budget calls for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    If we logged our public lands it would generate a hell of a lot more money to the feds than selling the land. Trees are a renuable recource, they WILL grow back. Clear cuts that were there 25 years ago are ready to harvest now, but we don't do it? Hell we planted the damn tress to cut them down!
    They are so concerned about today, that they don't think about tomorrow. It's a sad deal.
    Yep the "spotted owl" issue crushed our economy in our area. You would think a simple idea like 200 or even 300 year rotation on Federal land would preserve "old growth" while using the land as well.
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    Short of selling us (the US citizens) into slavery it is one of the few things that they actually own to sell. But they may have already sold us long ago from a financial standpoint anyway. -G
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    The proposed sell-off is taking many forms...
    Paul Ryan, Chair of the House Budget Committee, proposed a budget that includes an outright sell-off (page 33)
    http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfile...perity2013.pdf

    History has shown that if given the choice and financial burden of managing these lands, many states would sell-off the land. Heck, it's happening right now in both Eastern and Western States:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/in...pose_sale.html

 

 

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