When hunting pressured public land, what is the best way to approach stand placement?
Whether it is public and private land, deer seem to react to pressure in the same way. In my experience, they seek out areas with as little pressure as possible and try to move mostly during dark. One of the best things you can do is key in on areas that others overlook – even if they don’t look like a spot you would typically find deer. Next to the road, next to the parking lot, small pockets of woods in the middle of nowhere, etc. Deer don’t disappear when they are pressured, they are just harder to find. Once you find them, you need to get close enough to kill them during daylight. So moving carefully and silently is key. ~Justin