Adapt Your Hunting Approach on Pressured Public Ground

Adapt Your Hunting Approach on Pressured Public Ground

Author: Game and Fish Magazine
Published: September 27, 2022

Harvester realizes that right now hunting on public land has become really popular! It’s a good idea to have a game plan this hunting season if planning to utilize public hunting land. Check out this article from Game & Fish Magazine to find out more.

“I consider myself a student of the hunting game—as such, I am acutely aware of trends in our sport. One I’ve noticed over the last few years is the dramatic increase of interest in public-land hunting. As most know, I am a big fan of public-land hunting, having spent the majority of my formative years tromping there.

Another trend developing is the dramatic decline in the popularity of outdoor “television” and the way it is consumed. Much of today’s hunting programming is no longer delivered via traditional television, but to millions of mobile phone screens via video-sharing platforms, like YouTube, for instance.

Here, you will find no shortage of public-land content rife with detailed how-to and where-to information. More often than not, the state being hunted is identified as are specific towns, counties and often times the actual hunt location. Of course, the result is predictable—increased hunting pressure in those areas.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m in no way “blaming” those content producers or saying anything negative about the YouTube movement in general. In fact, I’m a fan of many outlets there and think they’re doing a great job of portraying the reality of hunting for a lot of people (which likely explains the immense popularity and eager adoption of the content).”

To read this entire article, click here.

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