Then a podcast by Randy Newberg got me wondering if those Federal lands were as secure as I hoped. Then I started reading about plans to sell land owned by the Wisconsin DNR.
Doubt: I do not know that it is in the best interest of the state of Wisconsin to retain every parcel of land that is deeded to it but neither am I confident the decision making body will be immune from the impact of lobbying.
Fact: When I look at the lands under review, I recognize some of those places of having value to me as an outdoorsman. Some of the pictures I took earlier in the week a areas I use to train my dogs are under review.
Are there other places I could use? Yes. Should these be sold? I don't know.
Not having a solid opinion does not make for moving blog writing. I do agree with the idea offered by Patrick Durkin at the State Journal,
When you see agency chiefs and other politicians on TV this fall promoting deer hunting while looking silly in their barely used blaze-orange duds, ask if they’ve hunted any of the state-owned lands they hope to sell in 2017.
In fact, ask if they’ve hunted any public lands in Wisconsin — county, state or federal. It’s a fair question for politicians who claim they care about hunting’s future and making more land accessible to hunters.