The end goal is not to see the timber go to waste. Quail, deer, turkeys would all be a plus but I can't really make that call.

The reason I can't thin it is because, legally, it's not mine to thin. This is my grandfathers land, he had a stroke several years back and has been unable to do anything out there since. I have been keeping up with everything to the best of my ability. To have it thinned would mean clearing it with family members that I don't really want to deal with.