Heard an update to the case on the Meat Eater podcast. Supposedly, the landowner came up with the $7 million number due to his property no longer having private access to the public land.Seems a high price tag the owner thinks of his property. Wonder if the local tax appraiser is reading this thread. I bet he may like to reassess the value and get the county a big pile of taxes!
I believe it was mentioned here previoulsly, but many of these properties advertise landlocked public as part of their listing.
Sounds to me like the landowner knows he doesn't have a trespassing case.