One of the top reasons for the decline in hunting across the country is the lack of access to available land. The amount of public land in some areas is limited, making it difficult to find access for recreational activities, including hunting.
Hunters always want to know how many turkeys they have on their land. Today, though, with advances in digital cameras and landowners having access to technology similar to that used by wildlife researchers, a better turkey census may be possible.
In the land-manager’s toolbox are a variety of specialized tools designed for specific applications, and while thinning and burning are excellent, efficient tools, they’re not always appropriate for every situation.
Access to your favorite hunting spot can be as valuable as the gold in Fort Knox. The trails, whether they are large enough for your 4x4 or simple walking trails, have a great importance for the overall usability and value of your property.