It can not be that bad of a drive can it? I have always wanted to give hog hunting a try and so I would be making a drive this December. It is probably not such a big deal for you since you can hunt them closer to home though. Is that program only geared at wild hogs or does it extend to expanding hunting opportunities for the public on private land for other species of big game? It looks like a well managed and well designed program for expanding hunting opportunities. This has been a big push for many of the game departments... creating public hunting opportunities by compensating private land owners in some novile way for letting the public come and hunt their properties. Here in Colorado we have a program where ranchers can agree to let a certain number of hunters on each fall and in return they get tags that they can then sell to the highest bidder. These ranches make a ton of money off the system and it allows the public to hunt some great private lands that they wouldn't get to otherwise.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...