Public Land, OH
Recently lost permission to two "honey holes" that were easily accesible and great during the rut. What I am left with is a highly pressured private land and a non pressured 5 acre slot. I recently talked to a buddy who did his vast majority hunting on public state land. He asked me if I would be up for a hike and gave me a great location to try. It was literally 8/10 of a mile to where I went one way and setup. I did see deer but next time I think I will take the lighter climber! [;)] Anyone have any great success stories from public land? He swears by this area, basically its a large thicket with a small corridor of tree-lines for the deer to travel to get to the food source (private land). It seems he was being honest, I saw a small buck and 2 does my first sit on opening day.