its just not land prices,look at a average brand new bow set-up mim $1300.00 that could buy you a real nice piece of beef,lease $1500.00 a 40 acres,gas driving to and from,there is allot going against us right now
"Public" land is most often leased to the states by timber companies, realty companies, banks, private individuals, etc. Most can do what they wish with their land at the end of the lease or anytime they choose. It is quite frankly, the way "public" land disapears every year.Terry A;7720030]You can bet on it, you will have alot of public land to hunt on but the way this leasing of land is going some day all of the better private land will be for those that are willing to pay big bucks for the right to hunt.
You had better believe that!flintcreek6412;7720071]Hunting big bucks on well managed land masses might become more of a rich mans game,
Maybe, for you, if you own the land! You do realize that most states regulate hunting on private land don't you?but your typical hunting the way it was 20yrs ago(if it's brown it's down or shoot the first spike you see) will continue on.
You got that right!Yes, people will do everything they can to buy the rights to big racks,
The only thing constant is change!but if your area produces average deer I am guessing not a lot will change.
This is true, but you must have a place to hunt, and the privilege to do so! Hunting is not a right guaranteed by the US Constitution, nor by most state Constitutions or laws!As far as equipment goes, what you own right now will still kill a deer in 20yrs so the cost of equipment should not even be a factor if you "really" want to hunt.
Really? You might want to research those behind the anti-hunting movements and organizations!Anyway, all the really rich are now more worried about their investments than hunting.
Please see the above! Are you sure there will always be public land? Have you seen no decline in the public land in your state? Throughout the nation?PSEloyal;7720082]Yea the equipment will get more expensive and land lease will to but there is always public land
I will never fault a farmer for trying to profit from his land! People do tire of the demands of others, but they rarely tire of profits. Leasing the land to hunters generally just offsets the tax bill for the farmer. If the farmer can not afford to hold on to his land, someone will indeed own it. Most likely it will be a bank, or the government! If a farmer does not own the land, most likely no one will hunt the land!phillygunns;7720539]I feel it will happen and then return to what it was. People will cash in and cater to the profit motive until they get tired of the rich and all their demands. Eventually some farmer won't be able to get anyone to pay a hundre thousand to hunt on his land and he will have to drop his price to accomodate the economy. Speaking of which, none of that will happen if we fall into a depression. then no one will own the land.
They cut all the timber off our lease last year. We are back to hunting this year, but you can bet it won't last long. They already have the taste of blood. Good clubs here in NC will cost you from $800-$1200 a year. Plus-you still have to share the land! What was the advantage again?it seems that lately i have heard alot of ATers post about loosing there hunting spots as well as some of my hunting friends saying that they will be hunting state lands this year.i know that the land i have hunted for years will most likely be going by by soon.my hope is that when my two sons grow up and get jobs that we can buy land together....if there is any left to buy