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what is better to hunt on private or public?

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  • Big C
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    Private if you can get access.

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  • Outdoorchic
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    I prefer hunting on privately owned land for the safety factor also. Our clubs leases land and we have sign in boxes so you know who is in there and where they are at. Plus on private land you can manage your deer herd, on public land you have greedy people that are just looking for numbers and kill anything that walks by, in the end you have no deer.

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  • Outdoorchic
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    I prefer hunting on privately owned land for the safety factor also. Our clubs leases land and we have sign in boxes so you know who is in there and where they are at. Plus on private land you can manage your deer herd, on public land you have greedy people that are just looking for numbers and kill anything that walks by, in the end you have no deer.

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  • auburn_hunter
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    I prefer hunting private primarily for the safety factor. 99.9% of the time hunting private, you know exactly who is in the woods with you. Almost the exact opposite on public land.

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  • muskiemaster
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    private property can be good in certain areas that are heavily surrounded by public land where people make drives and are fifty feet away from each other, but on the other hand public land usually hold lots of cover and bedding that deer will go to especially if there is lots of private land around.

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  • usmcturkey
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    From what I can see is people on this topic are ill-informed. Everyone says public land is to crowded the animals are so pressured. Why do people not think out side the box. Most public land hunters will go on, is not far from the road. People need to get away from these heavy areas and do the research. I admit seeing alot of people on public land. But when you get into the woods deeper then they are willing to go you will score and score big. Change up the routes if you can get to the back of the land by boat do it. Trust me not many people are thinking of places like that. Just go a little farther off the beaten path you will be happy you did.

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  • wvuskinsfan3
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    private all the way if you're lucky enough to have permission to hunt private land. Public land is a hastle and with private you don't have to worry about somebody shootin a deer that you about to shoot.

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  • texasmcintyre
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    Private! All the way. You can do more and have a less chance of getting shot by an amateur.

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  • steve182
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    One is not nessecarily better than the other. Some good public land is better than lousy private land and vice-versa. Depends on habitat, pressure, access, etc. I hunt 90% public and 10% private. Problem being the private ain't that private.

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  • Big O
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    I've hunted on both. Pluses and minuses on both sides.
    On public you do have to sscout more to get away from the other hunters unless you talk to game and fish folks and find out where the pressure IS NOT.

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  • hunt_fish_sleep
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    Private. I have a spot full of deer with no other hunters. It isn't like that on public land. On public land, the sun comes up and all you see is orange vests.

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  • Christian Emter
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    Private. If you know the guy who owns it than you have a head start on everyone else. It also doesn't get hunt as much. Bu the landowner has rules where you can only shoot certain game and sex. Public land is good because you can shoot any sex... that is if what the rags say. It also gets hit a little harder. that means you just might have to find a place a little more secluded.

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  • renegades
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    i like to hunt on private property because there is a lot deer sometimes on private property.

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  • kolbster
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    i like private land it just seems safer to me, i know im not going to get shot by some drunk crazy SOB that shouldnt be hunting.

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  • Beekeeper
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    It depends, I've been on private tracks that get more hunting pressure than public ground. I regularly on both. Public ground hunting does require that you put in effort in scouting, this is often greatly rewarded by results.

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