I don't ask to hunt on private land. If I'm not invited, I don't go. As little public land as we have around here, there's lots of land if you know where it is. The vast majority of private here is either closed or fee hunting, I have never fee hunted.
I'll be hunting both this year. My familly has some land that's a high beech nut producer, but I tend to wander off the property into public land alot. I have not seen many people using the public land available in the last two years. It's really too bad.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...