I had an epiphany this past gun season when I talked to a guy who pulled up with a monster buck in the back of his truck. I was showing everybody the biggest deer that I had ever killed at that time and it looked like a baby compared to this huge, old buck. I asked him where he got it and he said the local state forest. I was blown away by that! I mentioned that it sounded strange to me that he would kill such a large deer in a national forest where everybody and their brother hunts every year. He then stated that hunters are too lazy to go to the place where he shot that deer. He said he even saw one that was bigger than that the same day.
Therein came my epiphany. I always hunt in areas that are full of 4 wheeler trails and deer don't live to be too old in these well traveled areas. The national forests don't allow four wheeler traffic and most of it is just miles of land that is open only to foot traffic.
That being said, I want to hike way back into the places where most men are too lazy to go and hunt to find the really big bucks! But I really don't know how to do it. I know there are many maps available on the internet but I don't know where to start.
Here is my main question.....Which maps, tools etc. do I need to find the most remote places (away from roads, houses, trails) in national/state forests (George Washington national and kanawha state forest) and where do I find this information? Also, is there a book published that deals with this topic in a step by step manner?