Wildlife & Private Land: Conservation's Enduring Controversy
Private land issues and the privatization of wildlife have become major debates with conservation circles. In a series of articles, Shane Mahoney examines this controversy and comments on what has become a divisive issue not only between hunters and non-hunters, but among hunters themselves.
In his first article the author laid out the general issue of wildlife conservation on private land and called for a comprehensve wildlife policy for all lands, public, and private. The second article examined one of the most polarizing issues, the confinement and commerical use of wilflife on land legally owned by private individuals. In this concluding article Shane Mahoney calls for recognition that society and land are organizally entwined, and that our solutions to wildlife conservation must recognize the land owner as a custodian of public good.