Another classic case of gov't having the ability but not the right. Neither by protection, stewardship, or morality. Claiming ownership of a resource on land that is not owned is ludicrous, but even if that was a commonly accepted practice in society, responsiblity for that resource also becomes the owners, and the damage it causes. But then it doesn't appear the people own this resource now does it? Abuse of any resource should be punished, even lesser nations of more vulgar intellect in humanities past correctly understood the reason for this, and is a responsibility of gov't. But for a group of men to control other men to become a wealthy, manipulative, and powerful entity, all but beyond reform, in the name of "stewardship" by means of personal control and manipulation is ridulous and in other times by stronger men, like practices have been treated as tyranny. If the gov't was as "manipulative" of predators of humans, as they once were, because of the constant and unchanging morality, than these as well as other societal problems would disappear just as they appeared when gov't started abdicating its true purpose. I thought this was a republic, that has devovled into a gelationous form of democracy? Sounds more like middle aged tyranny to me with little chance of reform. Others may find it enlightening, as I have, to speak with the long tenured or retired conservation agents who have witnessed the changes of this area of our mutating gov't.