MeatEater's Land Access Initiative Wants Your Public Access Ideas

MeatEater's Land Access Initiative Wants Your Public Access Ideas

If you’re new to hunting and fishing, the number one issue you’ll run into is this: Where do you go? Finding a spot is often among the hardest factors. If you’ve been hunting and fishing for decades, you’ve seen access come and go, and chances are, if you could only do one thing for the outdoors, it would be to make more of it.

Here’s your chance. MeatEater’s Land Access Initiative is designed to unite the hunting and fishing community, raise money, and create opportunities to provide new access to public lands, which means more chances to hunt and fish.

The Land Access Initiative was born in 2020, and with your help we successfully raised more than $70,000, enough to conserve a piece of wild America for everyone to enjoy. Shiloh Pond in Kingsfield, Maine, is now open to the public forever.

In 2021 we wanted to do more so we launched the MeatEater Auction House of Oddities to further our fundraising goals. We auctioned off some truly unique gear, art, and other gems from the MeatEater crew, our friends, and the extended MeatEater family. We ended 2021 on a high note, having already surpassed our previous fundraising efforts. Now the Land Access Initiative is ready to ride again, to say thanks to all our viewers, listeners, readers, and everyone who works for or appreciates wild places.

So welcome, buckle up, and let’s find a new project for 2022. No matter how big or small, if you submit a property, parcel, or project–as long as it provides more public access to an area that needs it–we'll take it into consideration.

Without property submissions from folks out in the field, projects like Shiloh Pond wouldn’t be possible. Click here to submit a project in your area that needs funding and is directly related to public access. Be it creek or crick, boat launch or river access, ATV trail or foot-traffic-only easement through an HOA-governed condo development blocking Forest Service lands, we want to work with you. Let’s make it happen again and build more access to hunting and fishing in 2022.

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MeatEater Land Access Initiative Donation
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A quick and easy way to contribute to our Land Access Fund in an amount of your choosing.
Land Access Fund Nalgene
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Profits from the sale of this Nalgene will be made as a donation to the Land Access Initiative. Get yours today and support this cause.
Land Access Fund T-Shirt
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Profits from the sale of this t-shirt will be made as a donation to the Land Access Initiative. Get yours today and support this cause.
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
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By Steven Rinella. An adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination.
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