Like clock work.Though it's not an issue here where I live, declining public access has certainly hurt hunting. In Montana that has largely been due to influx of non-resident landowners. The Flathead Valley where I was raised is wrecked with development and transplant game hogs. Bitterroot Valley is much worse. That crap is encroaching on the east side too (thank you Cabelas realtors!). The block management program has helped a lot, especially with legitimate ranchers (not Maryland land developers who decide to play TV Bonanza). I really had to bite my tongue hard when some individuals on here start preaching about how locking land up for outfitters helps the local communities. What bullshit! Block management makes a much bigger positive economic impact. Duh! A couple of rich dudes who show up and MAYBE spend a few bucks at the bar or cafe vs a hundred who are usually compelled to find lodging + meals and buy gas to travel to hunting every day. The rich dudes put a few dollars in the landowners' pockets (where most of it stays) ... but block management will actually pay them more. I was a park ranger in one of those communities and had to attend the local tourism booster club meetings. It never ceased to amaze me how the local merchants bought into that myth of outfitters making them richer. Slowly many of the ranchers who locked up their land for outfitters are discovering block management is more profitable. Still, it appears to me Montana block management acreage is barely holding its own. Damn shame. Fortunately, govt land acquisition seems to be progressing there slowly but surely ... amid a lot of local opposition. Same ranchers who voted for Trump so you connect the dots.