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What Would Happen If Federal Lands Were Transferred to New Mexico?

New Mexico is home to over 26 million acres of federal lands. Here’s what would happen if those lands were transferred to the state.

The laws concerning state land usage in New Mexico are very similar to those in Wyoming. Basically, you can’t camp on state trust lands, which makes it impractical to hunt, fish, or hike the lands due to their remote nature. However, in New Mexico, there’s a kicker.

Watch the video to see what it is.

Wow! Not only would camping on lands that are currently controlled by the federal government be banned, New Mexico Game and Fish couldn’t afford to open them for hunting and fishing.

This is just one example of proposed federal land transfers that are being considered across the west. Other states with similar proposals in place include Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Transferring these federal lands would almost certainly lead to the loss of a the resource for everyday outdoorsmen and women.

Sign this petition to let your lawmakers know that you oppose these land transfers.

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What Would Happen If Federal Lands Were Transferred to New Mexico?