Are Ranch Properties Keeping Hunting Alive?
Hunting and fishing have always been an integral part of human life. From the first time we learned how to make a spear, human?s innovative hunting methods allowed for the enormous expansion of the species that has led us to where we are today.
Even though cattle ranch properties and livestock farms have made it so hunting is no longer a necessity to survive, it is still a tradition that many people hold dear. Many people even set aside a few weeks every year for the sole purpose of hunting and fishing in piece.
However, in recent decades, it has been more difficult to find areas with enough wildlife to hunt or fish considering that people are constantly pushing nature back to make room for more housing and commercial real estate. This is what has made ranch properties in less populated areas around the country so sought after.
For example, Montana is rich in open land that is primarily used for farms and ranches. Even with the state?s population expected to rise by 14.1% between the years 2013 to 2043, there will still be more open land than many other states could ever hope for at this point.
Hunting in general can range across all types of different game animals. The most common are likely deer, but quails, rabbits, and boars are also popular hunting trophies.
While fishing is technically a type of game hunting, it can be a completely different beast of its own. In particular, with specialty types such as fly fishing. This type of fishing uses special, often hand-made lures called flies, and casting techniques to attract certain kinds of fish.
Fly fishing on its own is so popular, that it s is roughly a $750 million market in the United States.This doesn?t make it an equal to the energy industry, but it is still very respectable.
Some people even purchase ranch properties solely because their are rivers present that could be fished. For a diehard fisher, having a river in your backyard that?s ready to be fished could be like a dream come true.