Old Mossy Horns
That's partly true, but I would argue that the percentage of properties available to hunting (landowners who will allow it) that are currently being hunted is higher than ever. There's very few properties 5 acres or 100 acres, where the LO hasn't already been bombarded by everyone from his neighbor to his cousin Billy to the UPS man to hunt. It has always taken some kind of relationship usually to gain access, but I'd say it's harder now than ever.For “new hunters”, y’all gotta realize in terms of land availability that they’re not gonna miss what they never had. These are people who grew up in subdivisions and spending very little time outdoors. A 5 acre wood lot to them might as well be 100 acre tract to us.
Basically there are next to zero properties not being hunted that could be. If you gain access, it's because someone else got kicked off or lost the lease.