National Geographic : 2002 Feb
THE CALL OF THE WILD "If you want to be outdoors, it's hard to imagine a better place," says Douglas Heinrich (facing page). Touting easy access to varied terrain, he says, "Some want to keep this place a secret." The secret's out, with mixed results. Motocross riders pound compacted fill on former wetlands. Globe-trotting hunter Bill Calfas (above, right) calls the Bear River Bird Club a "ten." Birds might agree: More are protected than shot on the club's 12,000 private acres.