I know that I am placing my head on the chopping block, but here goes !
I as a hunt preserve owner would like to share my opinion; to me a fair chase hunt requires enough woodland cover for the animal to easily avoid human contact, I don't consider large fenced in clear cuts as fair chase. In some cases it might take a thousand acres to give the animal enough cover and in some areas fifty acres of heavily forested land will do the job. The preserve should offer enough cover , that it is possible for the animal to avoid hunters each and every time he is pursued. Most people who object to preserve hunting, have never hunted one, and yet they are experts at condemning them, where did they get there expertise. A properly run preserve offers a hunt for those who have little time, no land to hunt on, or perhaps they have a physical limitation. Maybe they just want a nice trophy, bottom line is we do offer a real hunt , as a life time hunter I look to provide a real challenging hunt, and a facility that the animal can disappear within seconds ........Like I said , I just put my head on the chopping block, so chop away!
Respectfully, Mark Luce
[ This Message was edited by: burrman on 2003-02-01 13:13 ]