DaveT1963 wrote:I think it has to do with how much public land is available in your state and how big they are/are not. And don't kid yourself, even the "lazy" hunters are getting clued in as more information is shared on the internet. There are some WMAs in some states, that I don't care what you do you WILL run into other hunters, even close to parking areas and other overlooked spots. The general hunting public is learning and for states with little public land it is making it harder and harder to "get off the beaten path."
Which is why the Hunting Beast is so important to me. Understanding which properties to walk away from is an important part of my hunting now. Basically, if I'm not seeing the caliber of sign I want, it tells me there are no hiding spots for a buck to grow old. Move on. I know Dan has stated he only hunts about 2 out of 10 properties he scouts (or something close to that).