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Deer hunting MN public land

Northern MN has an abundance of public land. Without giving away your secret hunting spot please share some of your experiences hunting deer on public ground. We are planning our first annual muzzle load trip on public ground. Any tips?

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Deer hunting MN public land

If the hunter density is high, hunt escape routes, rather than the "traditional" food sources and what not. Deer will start to scatter and get pushed. You will have a good chance to see deer escaping the push by other hunters. Also, get in your spot and stay there. You will have an oppertunity to see deer that are pushed/bumped by the guys that get off stand at 9am to have coffee, and then again at 1, when they start doing drives. I have hunted high hunter-density areas and have had success with these tactics. Also, deer hunters are not the only hunters that move deer. I have seen deer bumped by duck/goose hunters, pheasant hunters, and recreational foot traffic.

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