Open Country Seeks To Open 5,000 Acres To Public Hunting and Fishing Access

How much would you pay for an acre an acre of land in prime country? Land that you can hunt … Continued

How much would you pay for an acre an acre of land in prime country? Land that you can hunt on, fish on. Enjoy. Utilize. Cherish.

Forever.

How about $1? Would you be willing to spare $1 to open an acre of land for public hunting and fishing?

Well, here’s your chance to put your money where your heart is.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game runs an excellent program that opens private lands to hunting and fishing called Access Yes!.

Last fall, the program opened nearly 330,000 acres of private lands and created additional access to nearly 470,000 of public lands.

“But it could have been many more acres,” said John Guthrie, one of IDFG’s Access Yes coordinators. “We had other interested landowners but simply didn’t have the funding to enroll them in the program.”

Outdoor Life’s Open Country program aims to change that.

For the first time in the history of Open Country, we now have the means to directly impact the amount of public lands available for hunting and fishing. An IndieGoGo project is underway with the goal of raising $5,000 to open up to 5,000 acres of additional land to public hunting and fishing.
Donating is easy. Simply visit this page and make your pledge. You can pledge as little as $1. Outdoor Life is offering some nice incentives to those who donate.

What happens if the project exceeds its $5,000 goal?

“Our access program has a goal of opening 1 million acres,” Guthrie said. “I don’t think we’re going to run out of land to work with. If we have the funding, we’ll find the ground.”