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    Does anyone have any experience or familiarity with building an airstrip on state land? I have a remote lot that is next to state land. I don't have room to land on my lot, but with a little bit of work there's plenty of room to land on the state land. The terrain is flat with scrub on it and I know it's probably ok to remove enough of the scrub by hand to get the cub in, but is it ok to barge in a piece of equipment and grade enough to land something bigger like a 206?

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    No doubt you realize that there are 2 answers to that question. One being the legal "no" answer. Then there is the real world of answer of how remote? And what are the odds of getting caught anytime time soon?

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    DNR will tell you hand tools only and 4 feet wide only. Anything beyond that and you can get a nasty letter from DNR.

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    You might approach the state about buying or leasing the land but you should keep the words airstrip out of the conversation .






    Quote Originally Posted by AK Mauler View Post
    Does anyone have any experience or familiarity with building an airstrip on state land? I have a remote lot that is next to state land. I don't have room to land on my lot, but with a little bit of work there's plenty of room to land on the state land. The terrain is flat with scrub on it and I know it's probably ok to remove enough of the scrub by hand to get the cub in, but is it ok to barge in a piece of equipment and grade enough to land something bigger like a 206?

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    You desire a FIRE-BREAK to reduce the chances of a wildfire spreading from the private area and into the State Wilderness area.
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    You desire a FIRE-BREAK to reduce the chances of a wildfire spreading from the private area and into the State Wilderness area.
    A man that has a way with words! Well said.

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