KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON FEDERAL GRAZING LANDS
All citizens have the right to hunt, fish, and recreate on BLM and Forest Service land - even though the land is subject to a grazing permit. If a permit holder tries to kick a hunter or angler off the land they are subject penalty under the Code of Federal Regulations Subpart 4140.1 (b) (9) which says that the penalties for interfering with lawful uses of others may include fines or suspension of grazing permits.
(The Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 says that " Nothing in this act shall be construed as in any way altering or restricting the right to hunt or fish within a grazing district ...........or as vesting the permitee any right whatsoever to interfere with hunting or fishing within a grazing district. " )
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