I get a plat book and look at all the state land in Michigan. Ill go on road trips and talk to the people there about the land and get their input. Ill also call up the DNR ask them what state land has the best chance of seeing deer, as well as talk to taxademistest in the area such as jay's or cabelas. They can tell me where each deer came from as well as if it was state land. As far as getting a deer, I think the other day I counted 16 deer that I had shot. 9 bucks and 7 does. Id say 12 of them came off of state land. The rest of them came of land that I own. hope that helps.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."