I bowhunt a lot of private land, but I grew up hunting large tracts of public land in Northern Wisconsin. In my personal opinion there is nothing more rewarding than finding an old public land buck and killing him. This area is about 2,000 acres of hardwoods, thick swamps, ridges, and clear cuts. I have ran cameras in this area for the past 4 years and found this buck in 2013. It's pretty easy keeping tabs on a particular buck up there because there aren't that many deer. Most of the bucks have a huge range, I have gotten pictures of the same buck and 3 hours later I had him a mile away. I found this buck in 2013 and estimated him at 3.5 at the time. There were 3 3.5 year old bucks within a 80 acre chunk that year and I ended up killing his summer running mate in November. In 2014 I got him in the same swamp through the entire year. In 2015 I pinned him in the same spot, and it seemed like his core area was really small. I know he feels safe in that swamp because I am pretty sure I am the only hunter that ever is back that far. I have never seen him on the hoof and didn't really hunt him last year. Last week I was up in the area scouting and I was bound to find his bed. I found a point that flattens out and extends into a small lake. I knew this area was really thick and assumed he bedded on this point. I walked out there and sure enough I found a bed that looks like he uses frequently, I am assuming he beds there on a west wind. This season I am thinking he is going to be 6.5 or maybe even older. There are some great funnels in the area I think I could catch him in during the rut. There is a large oak ridge directly to the west of his bed. The problem is getting in there without blowing him out of his bed. He is basically covered from all wind directions. I might only run a camera or two in his area in August to confirm that it is him and pull my cameras after that. I am thinking my best chance to see him would be a rare East wind set up on the outskirts of his bed. Or sit back in a funnel about 500 yards from his bed on a West wind and try to catch him cruising. If I get some 2016 pics this summer I'll post them on here. Any suggestions are welcome! Nothing beats trying to kill one of these old brutes deep in the North Woods!