When I was in Fl. I hunted almost the whole state's public lands, then picked out one real big track fairly close to home..40mi...and I made a point to learn that property and make it my "home field".
I did real good in there with big bucks..for Fl. and it wasn't long before I noticed areas where I used to be the only truck parked were now getting filled up with vehicles. People notice when you're checking out big deer at the check station. However, I didn't really care because I hunted a real long ways from the roads..in there it was a long bust your but wide open bike ride through hog rooted trails, dodging cypress knees about 6" high, in the dark..broke my toe opening morning one yr smashing it between my bike peddle and a cypress knee..., old tram roads, cross two creeks half way up the bike..would ride across them..wasn't time to get off and push and make back in there before daylight.. and about 4 more miles down a two path wooded, sandy, road to get where I'd leave my bike and start the walk to whichever area I was hunting.
This was a no vehicle area...bikes or walk...so I figured if anybody wanted to follow me they would probably be someone like myself that loved deer hunting and we'd probably get along. I was half right. Had a real bad problem with one guy that I even helped get started back in there. I finally just said to heck with the area and let him have it..he kept getting closer and closer to me and got so close we would sit in our tree stands and stare at each other. That's public land though.
The area I hunt now in S. IL. behind my house I go most days over a mile up and down steep ridges and haven't seen another hunter back in there in the 6yrs I hunted it...from the amount of deer I've been seeing lately I might know why...but it's worth it to me.