- Jan 15, 2013
- Wheatland, WY
There are fewer hunters all the time. But we also have to realize people are losing access to lands they traditionally hunted all the time as well. So they look for new places and often that’s public land. Also with apps and products like onxmaps people can find access to places that were often overlooked. So so secret honey holes are found by non resident hunters and other new to the area.But we are told all of the time the number of hunters is dropping like a rock and the youngsters aren't hunting?
Some places recruitment for hunting is increasing. It’s not a bad thing. The key is for good management on herds to support hunting. Some management strategies lead towards Big Bucks and Bulls. Those tend not support a lot of opportunities for people. So people try to go to places with more opportunities as well. Which increases pressure in those areas.