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A funny thing happened to Montana voters on their way to the ballot box a few years back. Once an obscure issue, public access to public land — land ordinary citizens actually own — began to become an important matter. This November, it will be more important than ever before.

Montanans have always enjoyed a rich heritage of outdoor recreation on lands owned by the public and managed by state and federal agencies. As the privilege of recreating on private lands began to fall victim to outfitter leasing and out of state “trophy ranch” ownership, the ability to reach public land for...

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