Who is getting tired of investing alot of time in a lease only to have it taken from you because someone offers them more money. I am close to giving up hunting because of land owners and their lack of doing the right thing.
Okay, I guess I will be the bad guy with a difference of opinion. If someone offered you a job making twice as much as you are making now, would you accept, or stay with your other job, because it was "the right thing" for your other employer?
"The right thing" for this year, may not be the right thing for next... or the next. A lot of landowners are ranchers... farmers... Their land/cattle/hunting rights are their income.. their livelyhood. They send their kids to college on this income. They pay for medical insurance with this income. They buy food/diesel/utilities/etc... with this income.
Myself, I am a leasor too. And I hate how the price of leases continue to go up. But, I am also a landowner, and pay taxes and insurance on my land. And guess what.. those taxes and insurance rates do go up.
I think we can contribute the escalating price of leases to the shape that this country is in. 20 years ago, a wife could stay at home and raise kids, while the husband earned enough income to provide for the entire family. Today, it's tough to make it with both working. The same thing applies to the farmer/rancher trying to make it without losing the farm. Costs go up and income has to go up with it.
Just my $.02 cents, which isn't worth $.0002 these days...