2018 public land roll call!!!

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  1. axtell343

    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What a beast! But I guess with a rack like that a mile and a half drag wouldn’t seem too bad.


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  2. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    That's no problem. I'd drag that buck 3 miles smiling the whole time.

    I dragged my buck last year 1 1/2 miles. 4 hours to get him out. and he scored like 55 5/8"
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    October 6th the public land quest begins.

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    permithrin is supposed to be scent free; especially after washing. Plus, as I've said before- if they can smell permithrin; they can definitely smell you.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Little public land largemouth today. This fish made me look good in front of my son. We were leaving and I said
    ...man that is where a good fish would hang out. Cast..2 seconds later he hit. My son looked at me like I was a superstar. Thank you Mr Bass for making this older guy look good. Lol[​IMG]

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  6. axtell343

    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That is awesome!


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    smctitan Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Me too. Where do you like to go? I live in Frederick County.


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    vermontwhitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    NJ County and State public land! Always good hunting.
     
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    Going to sweat it out on WI public this weekend. If I can manage to have a deer of any age/sex within bow range I'm going to consider it a success.
     
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    Dropshot2009 Weekend Warrior

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    Hunting public land up here in Massachusetts I always say it was a good hunt if I lay eyes on a deer. Unfortunately last season I only saw one deer lol and I hunted a good amount but I guess thats why its called hunting!
     
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    I hunt public land in CT, I only saw one deer last year also, but was able to put him down!
     
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    Headed to WI too this weekend for a public ground hunt. Can't wait!!
     
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    All public here from ducks to bucks to pheasants to grouse
     
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    Same here. Load up on the Monkey Butt Powder to keep the swamp a$$ away. Good luck to you sir.


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    Regular old Gold Bond usually does the trick or me. Good luck to you as well! Maybe we'll see each other. I'll nod as I pass by your stand 20 minutes after shooting light on opening morning and set up 100 yards from you. That's what us IL guys do when we hunt Wisconsin.
     
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    I'll be hitting the public land in PA,NY. So we'll see what happens. Good luck to you all this season.
     
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    Good idea for a thread! I will be hunting some new public land this year I have only had time to scout it twice, but it looks promising! I am pretty excited to get out there and do some hunting. I have identified various stand spots in a couple different areas but one is far more promising then the others. But I have a feeling I am not the only one who knows this. This place keeps really good records of harvest and areas they were shot in. Piecing it altogether I realized mostly all the 2.5+ yo deer killed have something in common regarding the tract....Ag fields on the fringe. I have one or two spots in mind for opening day given the right wind, but its a stupid easy walk and super short as long as no one else hunts that spot I should have good deer sightings. I have more ideas for stand locations but its super thick and would be super intrusive this time of year so I am gonna see how it plays out and keep it on the back burner. I also have a kayak now and would most deff. implement that if I had the opportunity too. Either way I am excited to get out and hunt this property cause I know it has good bucks on it and I believe it will be my new " public spot" that I will get to learn like the back of my hand! Rumble over.
     
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    Looks like I will have to bust out the canoe for the first time in a long time. I like this stretch of the new public land I will be hunting. Get far far away from everyone else.

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  20. Swamp Stalker

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    I feel like I’m finally closing the gap. I knew there were deer in here!

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    Zoom in on the rack of this guy!

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