I know a lot of ranchers here in Wyoming. Most don't allow hunters without a ranch hand in escort. I sort of took offense to that at first, thinking they did not trust my skills. After hearing of cattle and horses being shot, roads torn up etc. I understood. Of course this costs money and time for the rancher and the hired hand. But I have seen some ranchers that block public roads and post property that they don't own to keep hunters off of public lands. There should be laws enforced on both sides. I am glad to see this finally getting some attention in court.Yes. My uncle tried to make a system for hunters to use his land. Turned into a **** show. He put a flag on the access gate. Flag up, someone is already in. Flag down, you can hunt. Put the flag up or down on your way in our out. Had people leaving trash, cut his fence, (next to the gate!), And the final straw was a man at his door yelling at his wife demanding that the land was "his" hunting spot and no one else should be allowed to hunt there. After that he just posted the place no hunting.
Unfortunately the few trash hunters ruin it for the rest. I don't blame landowners for not wanting people to hunt. I do have a problem when they try to keep hunters off public land and when they internationally harbor elk herds on their land and do not allow hunting.