public land

Macro vs Micro Deer Research and Management

Macro vs. Micro Deer Management: Deer Camp Conversation

There's a big difference between deer research and management on a large – macro – level like an entire state, as compared to small, micro levels on individual properties. The two often get mixed up. That's the topic of Part 3 of 3 of a deer camp conversation between DDH contributor...

Bowhunting the Ghosts of Public Land

Have you ever sat all day — or several days — hunting in tough conditions without seeing a deer, then when one finally shows up you almost don't believe your own eyes that it's actually a deer? That's how it happened for me back in early November 2017 while bowhunting on...

Millions of Acres Await Diehard Deer, Turkey Hunters

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard other hunters say they don’t hunt public land. The excuses are many: It’s too crowded. It’s too dangerous. There are too many fools out there who interfere with the birds you’re working. Yeah, well, nothing’s perfect. If you can line up good...

Fantastic Tips for Public Land Deer Hunts

Do you hunt public land and if so, what are your expectations for a successful hunt: meat or antlers? Can you have both? Can you enjoy hunting public land knowing others may be around you or walk in on you, or not have the same expectations you have? Check out this...