I didn't read all the articles yet,, but did the land owners give reason why they are not for keeping it open???
Not officially. We do not know what objections they have, but they have hinted at safety and liability issues as a concern. The CPW is still working on plans and trying to iron something out. Ultimately it is private land and the owners has every right to use it as they see fit. I formed the group simply because the CPW can not do it all on its own.
I am hopeful to get a meeting scheduled with a VP at Caerus. Once we hear objections, we can then work towards solutions. My group is all about supporting solutions, trash pickup, designated camping areas, walk in only access, or???
If you happen to be on Face Book here is our working group page:
My son shot his first buck ever on the Encana lease the last year it was open to public. One of my favorite hunts with him. He wanted a 4pt and passed up a number of small bucks (despite me saying to shoot at the first legal buck!) He has always been a good hunter and got his 4pt for his first buck.