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By Steve Wall

As with many other hunters, I do a majority of my hunting every year on public land.  It can be very difficult deciding where to hunt on some of the larger tracts of land.  I have been very fortunate to have harvested three nice whitetail bucks the past three years on public land in Wisconsin.  I attribute this success to putting my time in the stand, a little bit of luck and most of all scouting.  The following tips will help no matter where you hunt, however good scouting is crucial on public land.

I begin almost all of my scouting looking at aerial photos from different websites.  Google Maps and Bing Maps are great places to start.  I like to look at the same location on both sites.  These maps have different imagery and I may see something on one site that I dont see on the other.  What am I looking for when I look at the aerial photos? Continue reading “Public Land Scouting: Choosing a stand site”