Drake contributor Alex Cerveniak tells us that some politicians in the State of Michigan feel there’s a problem with too much public land in places such as the U.P. And this epidemic has spiraled so far out of control they’ve proposed “land cap” legislation to strip the state of its right to acquire more public lands in the future. Senate Bill 248 moves to a committee vote next week on Tuesday Dec. 13. TU is urging all Michigan outdoorspeople to contact their state reps and ask them to vote “no” on SB248.
From alexkain.com: We all fish and/or hunt on publicly owned land. And chances are good, if you’re like me, your favorite place in the whole world is on Michigan owned land. Now imagine if the State had never bought it? You would never even know it was there, or worse yet, you’d know about it and be unable to enjoy it.
Not cool, right? Right.
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.