Wisconsin Based Companies You're Proud to Support (Fishing)
There is no comparison to writing off mortgage interest or claiming a dependent. If their was a loophole and allowed me to claim my sisters child you would have a point but that isn't the case. That being said, If I had the means to own enough land and take advantage of this loop hole I most certainly would but that doesn't change the fact this loop hole is a screwup that needs to be fixed. The legislature's job is to serve the greater good for all and clearly only a few are benefiting in this situation.
Land that is being taxed at reduced rates to allow access for the greater good of Wisconsin residents is not open and the benefit is being taken advantage of. This is clearly a case when the legislature needs to fix a broken situation. These owners should provide access, use mfl closed or get out. Keep in mind, this benefit that is supposed to "buy access" is not accomplishing that and other landowners are paying higher taxes with no benefit.
They used the tax code to their advantage just like I'm sure you do. Do you use the mortgage interest tax credit? Do you claim your children as dependents? If so you're doing the same thing as they are - just using the tax code to your advantage.