Game on the Montana prairie. | On Common Ground


Growing up in rural Alabama, Hal Herring knew every inch of land accessible to the public. The only problem was, there wasn’t much of it. When he discovered the national forests of Montana in 1989 as a teenager, he decided to move there to live on the grand scale only possible in the American West. He focused his lifestyle on spend most time outside, hunting, fishing and working. The land — and fear of privatization of private lands — inspired him to begin writing and today he is an award-winning journalist and editor. 

Our public lands are the foundation of his patriotism — an inheritance he considers more important to our shared future than the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution.

“I consider the American public lands as important to a future that we want to live in as the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution.” 

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