evening all ,
see lots of varying opinions on ''public land '' in the last few replies . if i had my pick of land to hunt it woud be private land and at least 500 acres ,,,,big IF , don't you think ? i don't know of 500 acres that is mostly wooded . on the contrary , most farms of that many acres has maybe 50 - 100 acres of woods . that's just a mite confining for me.
the public land i use is a fine piece of real estate which is mostly wooded , with fields scattered all over the area, and varying in size from 1 acre to 40 acres . and if one is willing to walk into the interior you can get away from just about everyone and be in between some good ridges where anyone on the outside edges can't hear those late morning gobbles.
and probably more than half [that may be too low of an estimation] set out there decoys in one of the fields and camp there all morning .
yes there are some real boneheads that hunt there , and maybe you may think that of me . that's alright . am i macho ,,,,not hardly . makin' plenty of mistakes and trying to learn from them . i just happen to like a lot of room to move , if need be , and foolin' a bird that some other hunters haven't,,,,,and killin' him on my terms.