Tough. The public is surrounded by lots of private. You're going to want to scout and make friends with landowners. I had a pretty good line on a buck, but once the season opened, I figure he left public. I was able to fill my tag though, just not on the big one.
Metal ammo cans. Last year Costco was selling a 50 Cal can with a 30 Cal can inside for around $16 if I recall correctly. I haven't seen them yet this year, but maybe they will be back around mid summer/fall.
I also have a couple of "fat 50" Cal ammo cans and some 40mm cans (works great for...
There is always a chance. This year is going to be interesting to see how the tags all play out. Some people who were going to apply might not be able to because of the whole kung flu thing. So i would think your chances this year will be better then last year's chances
Soooo.......are we no longer printing our tags at home? I just purchased my sportsman package with bear and didn't get a link to print tags. There is just a message at the bottom that they will be mailed to me. Anybody else get this? Is this fwp changing things around so people can print...
Try to stay as clean as you can. Move the meat away from the site as fast as you can, and try not to go back in the dark.
There are lots of places with good hunting where there are no griz, and that can make things a lot easier when coming from out of state.
I try to "bank" time with the family.
My work has me away from home every other week. Throw in a hunting trip or two in a row, and it could be a month before I really see my wife and kid. So making up time is important to me.
That and getting/staying in better shape
1 Barnes ttsx
2 scouting for deer
3 kifaru pack (stuffed 2 bone in deer in there and it handled the weight like a champ.
1 msr micro lantern. Worked at home, not in the field, then worked at home again (wtf?)
2 truck battery took a crap and I lost half of a day from it.