Case: Hunters need different mindset on public land

Photo contributed by Larry Case / West Virginia’s 1.5 million acres of public hunting grounds include a wide range of designations, with national forest among them.

In last week’s episode, you may remember, our hero and his friends were trapped in a box canyon, the bad guys were shooting hot lead at them, and things did not look good. Then, in a stirring show of bravery, Rin Tin Tin, the courageous German shepherd, broke through the bad guys in a hail of gunfire and brought back the cavalry.

No, wait, that wasn’t the last episode of this column. I stayed up too late watching old Westerns last night, sorry.

I believe I did speak to you about dove hunting recently, though, and part of that was about public land. We are blessed with an incredible amount of public hunting land in this great country; the actual numbers are a little staggering. We have millions of acres of public land you can hunt on in the United States, and most of it is wide open: If a season is in, you just get a hunting license and go.