do you hunt public or private land

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  • November 11, 2006 at 7:10 am #505596 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    private land around where I live, but in Illinois I hunt public land, the shawnee national forest, there is enough room in that forest for everyone.
    November 11, 2006 at 7:39 am #505597 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Timewise, I spend about 80% on private land and 20% on public land.

    I’ve been having trouble getting permission for a good spot to hunt the gun season around here, though, so I started checking airphotos and ordered some maps of some state land in the area.

    There’s a ~3200 acre area of public land about 25 miles from here that’s gotta have a few good spots for stands in it, where I won’t be bothered too much. It’s full of trails for the horse-riding set, but that’s mostly a spring-early fall thing, and there are many areas with no trails. There’s also a secluded 360 acre public plot about 10 miles away, all woods bordering a river, that used to be owned by a cousin of my dad.

    Other than that, most of the public land around here is 40 acres here, 80 acres there, (there’s a wildlife management area about 8 miles away that is only 2, yes 2, acres. Can you believe that?!) and is hunted just heavily enough that someone is always stepping on someone else’s toes, and I hate, hate, hate that.

    November 11, 2006 at 2:02 pm #505598 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 12/2/2004
    Both! :thumbup
    November 11, 2006 at 3:03 pm #505599 Back to Top REPORT
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 28
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    100% Private Land! [=}=]
    November 11, 2006 at 4:05 pm #505600 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/19/2006
    My family’s land, only. [=}=]
    November 11, 2006 at 7:44 pm #505601 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 43
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Private :thumbup
    November 11, 2006 at 8:02 pm #505602 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Family owned private
    November 11, 2006 at 9:16 pm #505603 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    Private, and after a bout of the squirts the other day Im glad. :oops: But it doesnt seem to make it any easier for me to get one of the big ones near me. I hunted probably all but five or six days out of like 6 weeks. And only had three encounters total with ones that made me week in the knees. [=}=]
    November 11, 2006 at 9:23 pm #505604 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    November 12, 2006 at 1:13 am #505605 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    Both here……….more private than public tho…… [=}=]
    November 12, 2006 at 1:19 am #505606 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I only hunt private now. I used to hunt public but hated having a place scouted and the day of the hunt find someone in my spot. Private is a lot more expensive but I like knowing exactly where any other hunters are at.
    November 12, 2006 at 1:38 am #505607 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 8/10/2006
    Three states, but all private land.
    November 12, 2006 at 2:17 am #505608 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/27/2005
    public, and after today i need to reconsider my options or hunting until i have another option #-o
    November 12, 2006 at 2:22 am #505609 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    November 12, 2006 at 2:31 am #505610 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/4/2004
    thanks to everyone who answers to the poll. it will help my research out alot the more replies i get. thanks again [=}=]
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