I have found a way to successfully get to some of the best hunting spots on public ground. Here's how: you will find that many public hunting areas are 5000+ acres. Well, most of these have hiking/biking trails. No ATV's are allowed on these trails, or horses. I have noticed that because of this, most hunters will not go that far into the area because they do not want to walk far.
My solution: I bought a 10 speed Mongoose bike. I spray painted the thing OD green and have been using it to ride 2 or 3 miles into the conservation area via the hiking/biking trail. I strap my climbing stand onto my back, and put my bow in an ATV bow holder which I mounted to the front of my bike. This allows me to get far back into the area where noone else goes. It is like having my own property back there.
Let's hear some of ur tips.
Thats a good way to do it! I have done that many times while hunting, however the only problem I have found with that is when I shoot a deer.. I have to make 2 trips. One with the bike out and one with the deer out. Other than that I cant really complain. Another good tip that is often over looked is hunting up front where everyone parks. I have a little honey hole up front that I usally always see a lot a deer of. Most of the hunters will go a ways back in, and the deer go up front. However most of the time I find myself way back there in the woods as I dont like to deal with any noise or anything eles. I have also found that hunting the thickest cover works really well for me. Not only will I see deer, I usally dont see to many hunters as well. Hunt the later hours just as hard as you would hunt the AM/PM hours. A lot of my big bucks of public land have come from hunting from 11-3pm. Great topic!
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