Tag Archives: Land

How to Apply Private Land Scouting Tactics to Public Lands

If you’re hunting private land, you can save a lot of boot leather by spending time with the landowner and a map. The landowner can show you ponds, creeks, crops, acorn trees and bedding sites on his property. He’s on … Continue reading

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Farmers and Landowners Have Problems Muzzleloader Hunters Can Solve

In many areas of the country, deer populations are out of control. The deer come in at night and feed on flower beds and shrubbery that landowners have planted around their houses. The deer will destroy gardens and crops and … Continue reading

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Muzzleloading Within 300 Yards of the Main Road on Public Lands to Find Bucks

A good friend of mine, used to hunt public land exclusively. When I asked him how he was taking deer on public land, he explained, “One of my favorite places to hunt is within 300 yards of the main road … Continue reading

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Tips for Finding Deer on Public-Land with your CVA Muzzleloader

There are only two problems you have to solve to take to find Deer on public-land. However, most hunters try to solve only one. 1) Where are the deer on that public land feeding, traveling and bedding, and 2) where … Continue reading

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Two more tips for hunting Elk on public land

Editor’s Note: Since Alaska’s elk season begins in August, and Colorado’s muzzleloader elk season starts in September, you need to prepare now by learning as much information as you can about elk.  Tip 1) Use Hunting Pressure as an Advantage: I … Continue reading

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Two Tips from Bill Custer for Taking Public Land Elk

With elk season starting in some states like Arizona and Alaska as early as August, hunters are preparing for the season now. Here are some of my suggestions for better elk hunting this year. 1) Get off the Roads:  You … Continue reading

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Have Better Deer Hunting This Upcoming Season with Your CVA Rifle By Deciding How to Approach Your Green Field

Planting and hunting green fields can be very effective to concentrate deer and to draw deer from other properties. However, if you don’t create brush tunnels to hide your approach to the green fields, you won’t be as successful as … Continue reading

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Search for Hunting Land at the Corps of Engineers, Power Companies, Wildlife Ranges. Forest Service and the State

If you’re looking for deer land to hunt this fall, here are some places I’ve explored to find land to hunt. Check with the Army The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (www.usa.gov/directory/federal/army-corps-of-engineers.shtml or call 202-761-0011) manages some of the best … Continue reading

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How to Find Deer Land to Hunt

A couple of years ago, I almost dropped the telephone receiver 3-weeks before deer season started when I heard the words, “The landowner has sold the land, and our hunting lease has been cancelled.” I had planned to scout the … Continue reading

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