As a minister living in California, I have certain advantages that others do not. Money is not one thing most ministers have, but friendships are plentiful. So while I can't afford to lease land, many friends and parishioners welcome me to their property. However, I see a day when this could end, and although I might someday have the money to lease, paying to hunt worries me. If we, as a group, continue in that direction, we will become just like hunters in Europe, where only the elite are able to go. I hope we never get to that point. It's my hope that others will see this and set aside their personal hunting properties as public land when they pass on. Otherwise, a way of life will be altered-not just from a financial standpoint, but from a cultural, historical, and societal one as well.