I agree with u there & I should have stated that it was like that in MICHIGAN 30 years ago. I do agree & know iowa was not near as locked up 30 years ago. MI & surrounding when I was a kid was a constant battle between hunters. Constant leasing. Constant going on out of state hunts / guided trips cause it was such a disaster. MI also had piles of deer 30 years ago where iowa did not. So - MI was far ahead of other areas 30 years ago. Agree & correction made.Disagree, it was not that way 30 years ago. Go back another 30 and Iowa barely had deer.
Human population, greed, and technology are ruining hunting. All equals money. Use of internet is the time everything changed quickly for the worse.
Iowa also made a huge change when the dnr & politicians started the “Celebrity tags” 25-ish years ago to promote iowa to the masses. It worked!!!!!!!!!
One thing I have to admit…. In ‘90’s I was a city boy who somehow got into hunting with no one to teach me. I got EVERY magazine & watched every video I could. I loved it. It for sure, at the time, was a positive thing to me & helped spark my interest. I know it has its negatives but as a youngster it had some major positives for me.