Can anyone explain to me what on earth the checkerboard pattern of 1 sq. mi chunks of BLM and private land is about and the legality of crossing from corner to corner (BLM square to BLM square)? There are so many areas like this that I've found and I'm wondering what others have done when hunting in these areas. It's great that there is so much BLM, but it seems like it would be a nightmare to try to hunt because it would be very hard to ensure you never step foot on the private land.
Any suggestions on how to overcome this obstacle?