I had heard the 150 thrown around and thought it was quite high. But I figured for a hunting season, if I didn't get drawn for any tags (thinks about checking to see if results are in), it maybe a worth while investment, seeing as I could use the area outside Molalla for Deer and Elk and maybe try my hand at bear this year. I was going to look into it and see if they were for individuals, or if two people could go in on one. Once I saw the $550 a month, I was done.
This is where I have a hard time with it. It's private property and you should be able to close your property to the public. I am sure Weyerhaeuser property gets dumped on, their equipment gets vandalized and stolen and the access they allow is abused by the minority. Right now I can buy over 37000 acres of hunting and fishing property in Umatilla county. 37000 acres that is closed to the public and remains closed to the public, but I don't bat an eye lash about it, it's private property. They're games animals on the 37000 acres as well and guess what, if I owned it one of the last thing I would want is the general public walking all over it.From what i read you can't even walk in without a permit in certain areas.
This is so wrong hopefully no buddy is stupid enough to buy into this other wise all the tree farms will start doing this and we all might as well kiss hunting goodby as more over crowding of public lands leading to more hunting accidents less people wanting to hunt and leading to less recreational gun owners and eventually less gun rights.
Very true. I wouldn't be mad about the fee system if a person could walk in without paying. I think that's how it at least should be.I understand what you are saying about it being private property. It is their land and they have that right. The people vandalizing their land are not so much the hunters with the exception of the morons that leave a trail of beer cans. Hunters rarely are the type to go in and leave trash . So i do understand charging a fee to get in just for the sake covering the cost of knowing who is in there and when.
I am upset that from what i read this also applies to non motorized which means the hunters that walk in are no longer allowed . Its not like a hunter is going to hike 5 miles in to dump trash or shoot up machinery.