How many Years?

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How many years have you hunted public land?

Rarely or Never
3
12%
1 year
1
4%
1 to 5 years
4
15%
more than 5 years
0
No votes
more than 10 years
1
4%
more than 15 years
2
8%
more than 20 years
15
58%
 
Total votes: 26
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How many Years?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:04 am

How about it, how many years have you hunted public land? Is it mostly high or low pressure, both or somewhere in the middle?
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby stikbow26 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:39 pm

35 years here in Michigan and I would call it high presure...Walt
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Unread postby PLB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:17 pm

22 years for me! HIGH PRESSURE since it is the closest big chunk of public woods from Green Bay! I love it though ;)
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby chadhaucke » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:11 pm

Ive been hunting NW WI for about 15 years, first bow season pressure is minimal until two weeks before gun and then all the corn haulers head up. :D Gun season isnt the worst if your willing to walk, muzzleloader is startn to get to be more popular but you still have alot of ground to yourself and second season bow is awesome. No people and if weather conditions are right it sure can be a blast.
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby PLB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:05 pm

I would agree with Chad. Early Bow season there are not many hunters by us at all. Nobody hunts mornings!! Come rut time though the masterbaiters start coming up with their four wheelers and dumping their piles and hanging their ribbons :roll: I can't complain to much though ;) Late bow season is awesome if you can get away from the few people still dumping corn :roll:
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby AC Rider » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:18 am

Been hunting public for 26 years now but only seriously/hard core the last 5 or 6.
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:29 pm

I've been hunting public land in Michigan for 33 years, including the UP for 25. Around home the public is high pressure (lower peninsula).
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:29 pm

1 year. Iam just getting started on the public tracts.
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby Casper » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:36 am

Prob around five years, but rarely hunt public unless a buddy wants me to take them out. I have a lot of private to hunt, going to start looking for some new land over my spring break.
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby publiclandhunter » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:52 pm

Wow! Seems like forever....20-years! In southwest Michigan I would have to say it is all what I would class as heavily-hunted. The wilderness areas of Canada and the U.P. are more pocketed areas of pressure - Low to mild pressure.

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Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:34 pm

So far, over 60 percent of us that responded have hunted public for 15 years or more! That's what's great about the Beast, serious hunters with serious tactics to share and compare. 8-)
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby PEAKRUT » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:22 am

I got my start back in 1983 Elk hunting in Colorado where I lived in a little town called Victor. But most of my public
hunting consist in my great state of Wisconsin. *Please dont include the governer in this* :evil:
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:04 pm

Been hunting MI since 1990, when I moved here. Lots of opportunity and lots of pressure-everywhere.

I have never bagged anything huge, but I have hunted more areas in MI than a cheetah has spots.

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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby CatfishJack » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:57 pm

Shot my first deer ever on public land in September, 1980. I still hunt the same area. When I first started there was almost no pressure. I rarely saw anyone out, including gun hunters. Last 10 years have been horrible with the pressure of bowhunters, gun hunters and then muzzleloaders. But I have adapted and have actually had very good success working a little harder and getting into the hard to reach areas.
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Re: How many Years?

Unread postby publiclandhunter » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:36 pm

Jack,

Good to see you used the other hunters to your advantage! There are some folks who never figure that out and eventually just throw in the towel and give up. Never say Die!

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