theyre not hunting public....
You would be suprised how many big deer get killed on public
I hunt both one thing I will say on this site is it is looked down on if you kill something on private. It doesn't diminish the accomplishment to me. I enjoy hunting both and I will continue.
Private means fewer variables to control and many more chances to make mistakes, learn and then do it right the next time around
90% of the battle in the Midwest while deer hunting is the dirt where you hunt. Generally speaking people who do well on private year after year are doing things right, putting the time in and what not, but its not quite the same as shooting those deer on public. Private means fewer variables to control and many more chances to make mistakes, learn and then do it right the next time around.
Clearly the dynamic when you post to a western-centric hunting forum about Midwest whitetails the views from hunters who hunt a state with 50% public land is a little different than guys in a state with 4% public land.