American Icons: Stories from Our Public Lands
American Icons: Stories from Our Public Lands. Tom Fowlks
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Our public lands and waters are the greatest gift to American outdoorsmen—ever. With the future of some of these places uncertain, the strongest case to be made for keeping them public is simply to use them, enjoy them, and share your experiences with others. Here are five perfect places to start.

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The paddling, camping, and fishing here are legendary, and if you’re game to portage through the pain, you can have a spot all to yourself

A Place to Escape: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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Even when conditions are brutally hot and flushes are spares, a sharptail hunt on public land is a total rush

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