Our farm is surrounded on two sides by an almost-400-acre hunting preserve that is owned by a bank which also harvests lumber from time to time. There are about a dozen people on the hunting lease, including Herb and me. It helps the hunters to have an active member living in our house since the only entrance to the hunting preserve branches off our driveway.
So far, we've only used the hunting preserve as a place for Herb to jog and a place for us to ride when it isn't hunting season. Perhaps this year Herb will get his hunting license and take advantage of his privilege of hunting since he's agreed to my plea that we not hunt on our own land. The animals we enjoy watching are safe here!
Recently Jeff, the man in charge of the lease, asked Herb if he would be willing to bush-hog the roads so the hunters' vehicles aren't damaged by the brambles. The first morning I rode along with Herb.