Casper, WY – A hearing takes place Thursday night in Casper on an issue various outdoor groups will support in front of the Legislature next week. The organizations are backing legislation to have the state purchase what are called the Homestake lands in the Black Hills. The bill would set aside $24 Million for the 31,000 acre purchase. The Wyoming Wildlife Federation fears a private buyer may get the land if the state doesn't act quickly. If that happens the federation thinks citizens could lose access.