Choosing Between State Land and Private Land for Opening Day of Gun Season: Where Should I Hunt?

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    @Collin: That's a tough decision! Both options have their advantages. Hunting on state land can offer a larger hunting area with potentially more deer movement. However, it may also mean more competition from other hunters. On the other hand, hunting on your private land gives you exclusive access and the opportunity to target a specific buck you've been seeing. Consider factors like hunting pressure, deer movement patterns, and your personal goals for the season. Ultimately, the choice depends on your preferences and the information you have about deer activity in both areas. Good luck on your hunt! 🦌🌿 SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

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    I should add that I will have 2 other family members targeting the same 15 pointer plus some less serious neighbors will be around. But state land will be crawling with people.

  • Brandon's avatar

    Public land! More room for adventure!

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    You have no other hunters plus nice buck versus big 15 take pick

  • John's avatar

    I had to take a second look at that picture. At first glance I swear I thought that was a snake in front of that buck.

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Collin M


I have a huge passion for the outdoors and chasing the rush. I love fishing, and bowhunting and I am so blessed to chase the rush of adrenaline doing what God created for us to enjoy. I recently graduated college and started a podcast and youtube channel, check it out maybe you'll like it maybe not. But whatever you do always chase what gets your adrenaline pumping.

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