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#2973697 - 10/08/12 10:34 PM Re: Public Ground [Re: BrokenArrow]
rukiddin?
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Registered: 02/04/09
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Ya'll keep hunting public land.....Maybe eventually it will make finding a private lease easier!! Ya'll can have it.
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#2973710 - 10/08/12 10:51 PM Re: Public Ground [Re: rukiddin?]
BuckHunter511
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Loc: Cumberland County,Tennessee, U...

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I hope I can do well during the archery hunt at Catoosa. Might apply this advice.
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#2973771 - 10/09/12 01:07 AM Re: Public Ground [Re: BuckHunter511]
Wells Taxidermy
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Registered: 08/17/12
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Loc: Millington,TN

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I have had to grow up on public land simply because we could not afford to lease land. Its actually simple to hunt but you have to 1. do your homework, 2. Hunt and be smart about when and how long you hunt. and 3. sometimes its better to be lucky than good. Most public areas get more pressure than you think even during the week. So that being said I look for natural funnels thats is close to some very thick spots. I have been fortunate enough to be involed in 4 or 5 120 to 130" deer a 150" 10 pt and a 167" 14pt. all within 300 yard radius of each other. the old saying deer don't get big and old by being stupid is a fact.when smoke sticks and rifles start poping left and right on year and a half old 6 pts not to metion whats happening on the private land that boarders the wma's. deer hit the thickest nastiest stuff they can find and run the local cane cutter out of his home. Do your homework, hunt hard, have a little luck, and don't tell a human being about it. not even family. and you will find success.
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#2973823 - 10/09/12 05:31 AM Re: Public Ground [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
BrokenArrow
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Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 95
Loc: Columbia ,TN.

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Got some places where I hunt on Yahnali that a rabbit hates to go in. Plan on checking some of it out before the smokepole season sets in.
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#2973847 - 10/09/12 05:59 AM Re: Public Ground [Re: BrokenArrow]
JSPAL270
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Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 830
Loc: BLOUNT CO

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I just can not justify taking money from my family to pay for a lease. Especially when there is so many options, if it was only a couple hundred dollars, but it's more like 800 to over 1000. Then there is still no way to keep people off your property. Maybe once my children are old enoughf to hunt but for now I am sticking to it
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#2973851 - 10/09/12 06:09 AM Re: Public Ground [Re: Poser]
ImThere
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: Lewisburg, Tn

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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman


I think a lot of the traffic is coming from the Media, Outdoor stories, Hunting Shows, even sites like this....The same reason land sales got Hot in Illinois and Kentucky the word gets put out there everywere, people who have never heard of a Refuge or Presidents Island(I never heard of it until I got on here) Hunters want to show their Kills off and the word gets out


You mean that there are people hunting public land to prove that they can kill big deer on it? That could be a factor in some spots, but I think that most of it is economics.

I read alot even on here where private land hunters are hunting public land to save there "good" spots until rifle or the rut i see and hear it alot
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#2973980 - 10/09/12 08:08 AM Re: Public Ground [Re: ImThere]
Poser
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Registered: 07/28/10
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman


I think a lot of the traffic is coming from the Media, Outdoor stories, Hunting Shows, even sites like this....The same reason land sales got Hot in Illinois and Kentucky the word gets put out there everywere, people who have never heard of a Refuge or Presidents Island(I never heard of it until I got on here) Hunters want to show their Kills off and the word gets out


You mean that there are people hunting public land to prove that they can kill big deer on it? That could be a factor in some spots, but I think that most of it is economics.

I read alot even on here where private land hunters are hunting public land to save there "good" spots until rifle or the rut i see and hear it alot


Yeah, I've talked to people who do that, too. They want to kill a deer or turkey on public land first to keep pressure off their land until Mid-Season. I can't say that there is anything wrong with that approach, in fact I would recommend it if your property is rather small.
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#2974520 - 10/09/12 02:34 PM Re: Public Ground [Re: Poser]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
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Loc: Bartlett, TN

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[/quote]
I read alot even on here where private land hunters are hunting public land to save there "good" spots until rifle or the rut i see and hear it alot [/quote]

Yeah, I've talked to people who do that, too. They want to kill a deer or turkey on public land first to keep pressure off their land until Mid-Season. I can't say that there is anything wrong with that approach, in fact I would recommend it if your property is rather small. [/quote]

I certainly do that, especially when trying to fill the freezer. Last year I went out with the intention of shooting the first deer I saw on several occasions, and my first pick for hunting land was a public spot relatively close to home.

Poser - if it weren't for the fact that we have to keep our spots under our hats so religiously, I'd love to compare notes on all the little honey holes on public land in SW Tennessee that we've been able to accumulate. It wouldn't surprise me to find some areas that overlap on each other's lists. Oh well...some other time. Maybe when we are on our death beds \:\)
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#2974521 - 10/09/12 02:34 PM Re: Public Ground [Re: Crosshairy]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
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Oops...goofed that quote up \:\(
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#2974596 - 10/09/12 03:48 PM Re: Public Ground [Re: Crosshairy]
bowriter
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I don't see how Poser finds time to hunt. I owuld think he is busy finding news articles to share with us. \:\)
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