How many acres?

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  1. early in

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    For those who hunt Public land, roughly how many acres are available to you? I have about 1500 acres.
     
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    I hunt public here in Maryland on about 12,000 acres
     
  3. Parker70

    Parker70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    In the whole state?


    Within a half hour of my house I'm guessing about 8,000+ acres on a total on 5 WMAs. Much more if I drive an hour away.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    The tract I hunt has about 45,000 acres to be hunted.
     
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    Here in MO it just depends on how far we want to drive.
     
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    Theres some big pieces in Iowa near me. A couple around 30,000 acres I'm gonna try and hunt this year
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Man I'd love to spend a week in Iowa bowhunting on public land. I'd set up a tent and be happy as could be.
     
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    Over a million nearby.

    I only hunt about 1500-2000 of it, but it's mostly to myself :tu:
     
  10. Oly44

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    Same for IL its just how far you're willing to go. I have 3 places with at least 45 minutes of me that Ill be hunting the most. Those 3 combined its about 8,000 acres. Pretty similar in the huntable acreage.
     
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    I hunt about 2000 acres of the 100,000
     
  12. Christine

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    If I drive the atv from my house, I can get to around 100,000 acres. There's well over a million nearby but I'd need more gas. :)

    It's the high desert, so you do need to look at quite a bit of property.
     
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    In Illinois I have about 1000 and in Wisconsin I have 3000+ that borders my property.
     
  14. Josh/OH

    Josh/OH Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nearly 40k, but I only focus on about 50 or so acres of it.


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    Not sure how much public land. Quite a bit though. I have about 2000 private acres to hunt and that's what I usually stick too for deer. For now anyway.... May venture out more soon to the public sector.
     
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    I hunt different chunks of public in Ohio, prob 50,000+ total.
     
  17. Garet

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    I hunt a 200 acre tract here in Iowa. Not sure if I could find anything near the tens of thousands you guys are talking about....
     
  18. parkersdad

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    I hunt three different tracts here in North Carolina. The smallest is 1200 acres. The one I hunt the most is 50,500 acres. I also hunt in the mountains on a 510,000 acre tract.


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    Most of my hunting is on a 15,000 acre tract of state land, and I also hunt some on a bit of national forest that's about 150,000

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    Wisconsin definitely needs more land. I can't find a quality 100 acres without 40 hunters on it.
     

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