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    Default Native Land Easement Meetings

    The BLM is working on 17(b) easments for the soon-to-be conveyed lands to native corporations. There are some meetings coming up around the state that (no surprise) fall during the main hunting seasons. See http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/lands_realty/17b_easements/17b_Easements_on_Ahtna_Lands.html
    There is a link to forms to nominate other easements as well. Speak up and see if it does any good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickH View Post
    The BLM is working on 17(b) easments for the soon-to-be conveyed lands to native corporations. There are some meetings coming up around the state that (no surprise) fall during the main hunting seasons. See http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/lands_realty/17b_easements/17b_Easements_on_Ahtna_Lands.html
    There is a link to forms to nominate other easements as well. Speak up and see if it does any good!
    WOW! How disturbing is it that this is seemingly being slipped through while our backs are turned in the same maner that the August 26th primary was decided to push Measure 2! It sure seems that some high powered people have an agenda. I guess at this late state the only thing to do is to hope that they make the right decisions and then if they don't file a federal voter disenfranchisement lawsuit!
    If Homosexuals are being considered a "race" then I am sure that a little bit of lobbying could get hunters the same status which should protect us from being persecuted and disenfranchised in the same manner that it does other "races". Perhaps we could start getting PETA charged with hate crimes for their attrocities! The Subsistance Race, I like it. There are 6 weeks a year that we have to legaly fill our freezers for most people, especially those in the lower income brackets that cannot afford a haul road trip. It is criminal that our Government would allow major legislation to be brought to vote durring this short windo that for many will make or break their finances for the winter. This is especially true durring a so called energy crises where over 1 billion in state revenue are being redistributed in the guise of a state emergency. Money spent on food is money that can't be spent on fuel! A man has to eat

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    Default pay attention to this guys

    as it will affect many people in where they hunt. We just had a meeting in Tok and Doyon has over 1 million acres that will be conveyed to them up the Taylor highway. There is no doubt that this will affect "MANY" people and where they hunt right now. Make time to get your comments in for the 17b easements or you may no longer be able to access some of those places once the land is conveyed.

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    Default What the hell?

    What? Don't the native corporations have enough land already? God it's unbelievable how much land the state has given to corporations over the years. Hell, there aint gonna be any land to hunt on at this pace
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    Default If you hunt anywhere near these areas

    and walk, bicycle, use horses, snowmachine, ATV, truck or Nodwell to get to your camp - go to these meetings! Fill out the nomination form for the trail you use and send it in. Otherwise you may well be out of luck unless the Native Corp is kind enough to allow you to cross with one of their permits. Even if you identify the trail on the form it is no way guaranteed to be 17b'ed, but if you don't it is a guarantee that it won't be.
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    Oh the ignorance of the *****man thinking that they can go anywhere and everywhere they want to and claim it as their own. ANCSA rules, and could be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARV1 View Post
    Oh the ignorance of the *****man thinking that they can go anywhere and everywhere they want to and claim it as their own. ANCSA rules, and could be better.
    So MARV do your asterisks stand for WHITE MAN?
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    Default Why it is important

    The native corporations (it would be just as bad if it were white corporations) own a lot of road and river accessable land already. They will soon receive the remaining of their selections, which are also along areas with access. In many places it will totally block public use of the land in large areas. In the next year or two you may well go to your favorite trail or hunting location and find you are no longer welcome there. Lots of public land with easy access will be converted to private ownership. That in itself is not good for most of us. The corporations will own large unbroken tracts of land along roads and rivers. There may be tons of public land behind it, but without officially recognized trails across the private land, most of us will have no way to get to it.
    The corporations were smart to ask for the premium lands with access. Our public officials should have been looking out for the public's interest better. Having public corridors interspersed with the private lands would have served most citizens better.
    Since we are well past deciding which parcels to transfer, the only recourse left to us is the 17(b) trails they are now establishing. These would be to allow the public to have access to public areas behind the private lands.
    There will be lots of moaning after the fact. This is a chance for you to get your favorite access recognized. The trails I use are small and will not qualify anyway. You can forget hunting Broad Pass and north of Cantwell on public land because there will be almost none left.

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