Whichever way this thing goes, we as hunters and outdoorsmen/women need to pay close attention to what the state does. It appears that the Agri committee members are striking some kind of compromise deal opening a little less than 2000 acres in the northern section of the 6,000 acres, to hunting, etc. and the southern piece will be limited access. My concern has always been that we are going to run out of land to hunt and fish on sooner than many realize. We need to make sure if this deal goes through, that the state uses the $5.5 million to buy good usuable public lands with. We all know how these pols work with money in their hands. These same people who can see behind them and remember Percival Baxter's dream, I hope can see ahead of them far enough to realize the vast lands they so eloquently refer to as wide open hunting terrain, can be gone in a flash, leaving us to ask, "HUH?"