That was my first thought. Just keeping the riff raff off the property would be an improvement. Now that CWD is popping up in Texas, I say we owe it to Mexico to get the wall up to keep our sick deer from crossing into their country.I've heard quite a few landowners on the border have quit hunting. Running into cartel, drug mules and illegals weren't worth the risk.
Trust me that is not the case, just try buying or leasing land down there. They have been dealing with that stuff for a long long time.I've heard quite a few landowners on the border have quit hunting. Running into cartel, drug mules and illegals weren't worth the risk.
What do you do if you see an illegal trespassing?Will the wall effect deer movement? Of course. Does it make any difference ? No. I crossed from Mexico yesterday and have spent many years hanging around border property on both sides of the river.
First, from Del Rio to Brownsville is some of the best hunting country anywhere. Many of the ranches are already high fenced and hunting is a tremendous part of the economy. Illegal movement thru the properties has been going on far a long long time and is just part of life down there. Many ranchers build 'bridges' or crossings across their high fences to stop fence damage. Essentially every ranch is hunted .
Speaking specifically about the area from Eagle Pass to Laredo of which I am most familiar what I can tell you is that most ranches on the Tx side are very large [ tens of thousands of acres ] and already fenced. Most of the ranches on the Mexican side the same. All are hunted and deer and deer mgt is deeply ingrained in the culture. It is vast uninhabited brush country and the wall will be meaningless....both as a practical matter for which it is intended as well as effecting wildlife .