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  1. New Behind the Bow VIDEO - Bury the Hatchet - Marine Corps Veteran hunts down SW Wisconsin Public Land Whitetail

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    Hey all, here is a new film I put together called 'Bury the Hatchet' (Part 1) Part 2 is coming late September, let me know what you think!
  2. Giving away a lifetime membership to celebrate the passage of GAOA

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    We at onX are thrilled with the passing of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) that provides full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes The National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. We have continually prioritized the preservation...
  3. New NH hunter on public land, need advice.

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    How's it going gents, this is my first season bow hunting (and first season in general). Ill be bow hunting public land in southern NH for white tail and I'm looking to establish a guide for myself on how to do it. I need advice on everything, but for the sake of limiting the scope of...
  4. New to public land hunting

    Hello all, I'm looking to try my shot at public land this year. I started hunting 2 years ago and I'm hooked. I recognize this is a very newb question but I am hoping to gain a little knowledge. Can someone point me in the right direction to find where public lands are? I live in Loudoun...
  5. Blind Placement for Gobblers?

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    My buddy and I just bought our first pop up blind for spring turkey. We valled in some birds on every stand we made, but no legal gobblers would come into range. I've seen people set up a blind in the middle of a field with some decoys and sometimes the gobblers will come right in. Is the camo...
  6. Need Help. Any Info Appreciated!!!

    Looking at starting to plan an Idaho hunt for the season of 2019/2020. I need info on zones, where to find info on public land, etc. etc. Any advice is more than appreciated. I know this may be a stretch since the last posted thread on the "Idaho" forum is almost a year old. I'll check back...
  7. Southeast Minnesota Bluff country

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    Hi guys, i'm new to Archery talk and excited to be apart of it and learn from all the great hunters on here. I grew up in North Dakota and came to Minnesota for college, spent the last couple years hunting areas close to the metro and am looking to head to Houston County next week and spend...
  8. New WV Bowhunter

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    I've recently made the move to central West Virginia after years of hunting in Ohio. The terrain (mountains) I plan to hunt are obviously much different than the flat land I've grown accustomed to back home. I'll be hunting mostly public land and still being in school have had no previous...
  9. Summer Trail Camera Tips - PUBLIC LAND

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    If anyone else has any good tips for public land comment below, I'd love to hear them!!! :mg:
  10. Bow-Only Leases

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    I hunt public land in Central FL and I'm sick of it - tired of getting walked in on constantly by other hunters and harassed by anti-hunting whackos (happened again opening day of my Tosohatchee turkey quota). I'm looking into leases for this coming season. Problem is, leases are hard to...
  11. Moving to Springfield, Missouri. Advice?

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    Hello all, I'm being relocated to the Springfield, MO area for work. I'm currently living in Nebraska, so it will be quite the change. Could anybody share some hunting and non-hunting advice for that area such as bow shops, archery ranges, best affordable steak in town? Does anybody have...
  12. Eastern Colorado Archery

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    I am a 20 year old college student from Missouri. I've been wanting to hunt mule deer for awhile now. I would like to do a Public Land Eastern Colorado archery hunt. Although I have done some research on how the tags work, units, etc. There is still a lot I'm unsure about as to how OTC tags work...
  13. SD State land muley hunt 2018

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    Hello, A group of my buddies and I are planning a public land archery mule deer hunt in South Dakota for 2018. Most of us have never hunted outside of MI and are looking for advice on what public areas to consider. Are there any public lands we'd be able to set up a camp as well? Which hunting...
  14. My First Archery Kill, and it was on camera!

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    I was hunting public on the AL/GA border when I took this doe. She dressed at 77lbs. Below is the trophy shot and video. This is only the third deer I've harvested, the first in many years, and my first archery kill. I'm satisfied, to say the least!
  15. Climbing Treestands

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    Alright, to start off I have to admit I am spoiled with private land access. Many long time family friends are big time land owners. That being said 90% of my stands do not move places. I have a LOT of those $30 "big dog" hang on treestands from Menards, as well as a few ladder stands and a good...
  16. SoCal Public Land Tree Stand Etiquette

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    New Bowhunter here and feeling out the etiquette. I live in southern California and hunt the national forests here. Tree stands are there. Nobody in them. Can I use them and give it up if someone shows? How about if the spot is on a nice pinch point game trail and I want to hunt it from...
  17. Missouri Public Land Hunting, Information Needed!!!

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    My roommate and I are headed to Missouri the end of October, 26th-30th, and wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where to go? I just realized there's a youth rifle season that weekend, so probably going to try archery only zones. Anyone have luck in Reform CA? Any suggestions would be...
  18. Texas Public Land Houston Area

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    I just moved to the SE Houston area and am planning on hunting some public land. I've looked online at the maps of the public land but don't really know how crowded the areas, like Sam Houston NF and the WMA's are. I know they have bow hunting only areas too but I would imagine they would be...
  19. New to the Great Plains

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    It has been awhile since I was on here...couple years probably. I recently got stationed in Central NE and have decided to chase mule deer this fall in the sandhills. I have already picked a few public places to go but am not sure what to look for with in them. The have chased mule deer for the...
  20. Planning a NW Missouri Public/Private hunt in January- Am I Crazy??

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    A friend and I are planning on heading to NW Missouri (most likely Atchison county) the first weekend of January as it is the only time we can both get off. I have a client who farms and owns ground in that area so I will be using this trip to scout his property for next November. Since we will...