Originally Posted by BFD
Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most hunters leave the woods for lunch and deer know that. I've seen more deer movement during those hours than at daybreak. Public deer hunting turned me into a waterfowl hunter.
BINGO! The whole trick to hunting public land is using other hunters to your advantage. Quite frankly, I love the challenge of hunting public land vs. private. Wish I had a ton of private land to hunt of course - lol! But, to me, outsmarting and using other hunters to maximize your success rate is much more rewarding than any other form of deer hunting. Maybe it's the competitiveness in me? I don't know. All I know is it sure does seem to be much more rewarding when I harvest a good buck on public land...