Are you #PublicLandsProud?


We love our access to public lands. Do you? Show us your proudest public land moments, win some great gear, and help us protect our American public lands legacy from being sold off forever.

Use the hashtag #PublicLandsProud!

We want to see the results of your greatest public-land hunts and the biggest fish you’ve hooked in public waters. Show us your best days afield in our national forests and BLM land, alone, with your family, or with your favorite four-legged companion. And help us celebrate 100 years of our national parks, an important part of our country’s commitment to public lands, in all their splendor.

From now through November 6, follow @thetrcp on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and share your photos with the hashtag #PublicLandsProud. We’ll re-post our favorites and select one prize-package winner for each of three rounds:

June 1 – July 31: Summer Fun on Public Lands – Whether you’re scouting alone, training your pup, or wetting a line with some buddies, we want to see what you’re up to on public lands this summer! GUEST JUDGE: Marty Sheppard/Little Creek Outfitters

August 1 – 31: National Parks, National Treasures – To celebrate 100 years of our national park system, help us showcase how critical these public lands can be for outdoor recreation. Whether you fly fished in Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few years back or floated through Glacier last summer, share your park pride throughout the month of August. GUEST JUDGE: Charity Rutter/R and R Fly Fishing

September 1 – September 30: Trout Unlimited contest takeover  – During the month of September, post picture on Instagram featuring America’s public lands, use the hashtag #publiclandsproud, tag @troutunlimited, and include a caption telling us why you love public lands. The photo-story with the most likes will win a guided day of fishing with a Trout Unlimited Business Partner or an 8’6” 5-weight Orvis Access fly rod and reel outfit – the winner gets to select their choice. More details here.

October 1 – November 6: Foliage, Fish, and Fall Hunts – If there’s one season that would be forever changed without public lands, it’s the fall. Show us your public lands trophies, your winningest grip-and-grins, and your most beautiful landscape shots. Remember to use the hashtag, but don’t post live from the field if you’re playing hooky! GUEST JUDGE: Alli D’Andrea/First Lite

Official contest rules.

We’ll be giving away three #PublicLandsProud Prize Packages, each include:

  • TRCP hat
  • YETI TRCP/Sitka-branded rambler tumbler
  • new pair of Costa sunglasses
  • Bantam Buck Knives
  • Orvis fly fishing shirt
  • First Lite merino wool neck gaiter
  • Steven Rinella’s book, The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game
  • Old Milwaukee pint glass and koozie

Scroll down to see why hunters and anglers across the country are #PublicLandsProud. And click here to learn why it’s important to show our lawmakers the value of sportsmen’s access.