Seems like anyone that digs any deeper than what the State politicians throw out regarding this issue is pretty much in agreement that State ownership of public land is a losing proposition in more ways than one.
I had grown very disillusioned with the political realm and this issue has inspired me to not be as passive in my participation in the issues that directly affect the things I value most. The ability to hunt, fish and otherwise recreate on public land is one of those things I am most passionate about.
I can't tolerate the doublespeak thrown out by the local politicians about the money wasted by the Federal government about program X,Y,Z, when in the next breath they are willing to WASTE loads of taxpayer money to fund litigation and lobbying for the asinine public land transfer(Not to mention BGF lobbying money for Sage grouse, wolf, etc.).
"We don't want the federal government to have money to properly manage, purchase and maintain publicly accessible lands(See failure to re-authorize the LWCF); Instead, we want that money so we can frivolously lobby and litigate for causes that have a snowball's chance in hell of ever truly succeeding." ---UtahPoliticians
If they did somehow succeed, the writing is on the wall as far as what would happen to much of our currently accessible public land.