FLA Defends Private Property Rights in Hunting Lease Lawsuit

The Forest Landowners Association led an effort to support the rights of private forest landowners and preserve recreational opportunities on private forest lands by filing an Amici Curiae Brief in the case of Handberry vs. Stuckey Timberland, which received a favorable decision on March 14 by the Georgia Court of Appeals.

FLA supported this case because we believed there was a real danger that it could spur similar challenges in neighboring states, resulting in concerns related to recreation liability and landowner’s ability to lease land for supplemental income. Hunting and recreational leases provided millions of supplemental incomes to forest landowners as well as providing access to quality lands for the millions who take to the woods for recreational enjoyment every year.

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Source: forestlandowners.com

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