So what do you think would happen if Quota hunts were eliminated and the land opened up?
Humor me. Ive been thinking about this a lot. Have had discussions with friends who are way more accomplished public land Deer and Turkey hunters than I would even dream of being. Most, like some on here, look at the short term of this idea with doom and gloom but maybe are ignoring the long term.
If quotas was gone and all lands open up the quota areas would get absolutely pounded. Me, my sons, their uncle, the neighbor down the street and his sister-in-law from Wisconsin are going to flock to these magical areas you could only hunt for 3 days once every 2-5 years. But these are areas where Deer are dying of old age. A WMA near me has an area that is 3 miles from any access point. And once you get there its a thicket of Dog Fennel, Myrtles, Sawgrass marsh and general misery. Not too many who are going to get there.
Meanwhile the romp and stomps see a decrease in traffic. Game is pushed from the previously Quota only area. After a few years an equilibrium is reached and hunters are spread out over all areas. Those who wish to hunt close to home can. Hunters actually "learn" to hunt by learning an area and seeing what happens on a week to week basis. No more "only here 3 days now or never attitudes"
Im very much a freedom loving radical. Humor me.