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.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...