Here in MA there is no such thing as “wilderness experience.” On the other hand we have 2 new Wildlife Management Areas in the neighborhood. Not a lot of land, but they all have deer, and that 400 lb bear is still out there somewhere. What I am seeing is trout streams that were dead 50 years ago (like the Millers) are now fishable, and self sustaining.
I like to think that is because of what us old hippies started back in the ’60s, and efforts of TROUT UNLIMITED. The best places I am finding to hunt are along the trout streams that TU has worked on.