Yep that would figure out to be 1 hunter per 10 acres... pretty scary thought.
How many elk would be left on public land if they allowed anyone who had a hunting license open access.
Really, you think utilization would be that high? That would be cool if it was, the other million acres of Texas Public Fed Land thatís open to hunting doesnít have 1 hunter per 10 acres???
States manage wildlife and exotics, not the Fed except NP, NM and NWAís. The state of Texas already administrators several areas with exotics and game animals for sustainable harvest, I donít for see an issue here. We already have specific state cow elk hunts, , opportunity bull elk hunts, auadad, nilgi, Axis etc . No reason we canít add 1,000,000 acres to state draw hunts for deer, elk, java, quail, and hopefully bear some day.
I may be wrong but pretty sure thatís what Texas and the other 49 states do when they want to limit harvest for sustainablilty.
We need hunting opportunities for everyone especially or youth.