In my nosin' around the forum I stumbled onto your thread . If I may be so bold , I hunt public land most of the time here in southern Ohio . There are lots of public roads in and around the area . And we have a public shooting range , which in good weather gets some sizable crowds from Cincinnati . They can raise one heck of a bunch of noise . It hasn't spooked the game at all . Would think they would shy away from the place . I have jumped bedded deer , inside the range compound . Sat there and listened to gobblers in different directions on several occasions . But I rarely get close to the range when hunting, though the shots can be heard from all parts of the hunting area . Being close can be annoying when you need quiet to hear a bird .