Public Access

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A yet-to-be introduced proposal in the Idaho House is trying to prevent private landowners and others from blocking off access to public lands. These types of incidents have become flashpoints for backpackers, hunters and anglers.

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Idaho Fish and Game is working with lumber companies to make sure the public has access to private timber land. It’s all part of the department’s new “Large Tracts” land lease program that targets parcels 50,000 acres or larger.