Do you hunt public only?

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Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:20 am

I'm just curious as to how many guys on here hunt public land only. My hats off to you.


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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:35 am

The past two seasons as well as this season I bow hunt public only. Gun hunting I hunt both. I see better bucks on the public land.

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Unread postby headgear » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:35 am

100% public here.
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby cbigbear » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:36 am

Public only for me.
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:38 am

Nothing but public for me for over 25 years now. Only kill I have on private was a bear. All of my deer were taken on public land.

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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:41 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:The past two seasons as well as this season I bow hunt public only. Gun hunting I hunt both. [glow=red]I see better bucks on the public land[/glow].

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Same here.

Private land doesn't necessarily mean less pressure.
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Unread postby Bucky » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:54 am

I hunt mostly private now... see better bucks on public... just lots less of them
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:31 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:The past two seasons as well as this season I bow hunt public only. Gun hunting I hunt both. I see better bucks on the public land.

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You have done very well in those public marshes...keep it up. 8-)
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby Stanley » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:04 am

Mostly private but if I know of a good buck on public then it's game on.
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby Southern Man » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:08 am

50 / 50 here. Just at different times of the season
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Unread postby mag1 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:22 am

100%, there might be a rare occasion where a buddie will let me come along on his prop. but not to often.
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby hoot » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:32 am

100% public past 10yrs or so. My private prior to that was basically a week or 2 trip up to Ashland area to our cabin to bowhunt. Only gun hunted there once. I dont have a problem with it. I would have to be a gazillionaire to afford the amount of acreage in private land as I do on public.

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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby bowmike » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:40 am

100% public here, well the ground is owned by a coal mining company, but it is open to the public. I am thinking of sticking more towards state gamelands now though. The area i typically hunt has a lot of atv traffic and other vehicles, The gamelands have a lot more law presence to deter people from baiting, and shooting from vehicles and such, plus with more remote areas, I can see my odds of getting a nice buck increasing.

Now that I have much more woodsmanship skills and sense of direction, I can see this becoming more of a trend for me.
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:02 am

mag1 wrote:100%, there might be a rare occasion where a buddie will let me come along on his prop. but not to often.


I'm assuming that buck in your avatar picture is a public buck. Could you share the story of that hunt? That is one heavy buck. 8-)
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Re: Do you hunt public only?

Unread postby chester33 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:15 am

Public land only for me as well.

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