Hot summer days don’t seem at all like deer hunting weather, at least in the northern states but, if you’re a hard core white tail maniac, deer hunting is always on your mind. I find myself constantly on the search for new areas to hunt and often swinging conversations into the topic of deer season or archery hunting. I find that many people have a genuine interest in the possibility of deer hunting but they have no idea where to hunt.
It is truly amazing the amount of public land that is scattered all over the United States. Millions and millions of acres have been purchased and maintained to allow people to have a place to hunt , fish, hike, and camp. Much of this land is not marked by signage and the maps are hard to find.
The dedicated team of My Hunting Lands has spent years researching, acquiring and publicizing these maps for the public to use. These are free maps that allow a person to search by state, county and name. The maps are available in topographic format, aerial view and a hybrid form that shows roadways. These maps are printable and we even have turn by turn driving instructions to get there.
True, it is the start of summer and the season of stick and string is months away but, if you want to pursue an elusive whitetail deer, it’s never too early to start.
Type in the name of the state you live in and then look at all the pins of the areas that offer public hunting land. Find an area you want to explore, pack a lunch, grab the kids or your dog and hike out to the area you want to scout.
A trophy whitetail may be sleeping in the brambles 200 yards off the road on the public land that your tax dollars are paying for. Go find him!