Today on the show we’re joined by outdoor writer Tony Peterson to discuss how he consistently kills mature bucks on public land.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Host updates from Michigan and Iowa and a few words on girlscout cookies

– An introduction to who Tony Peterson is and why he hunts public land

– The highs/lows of being an outdoor writer

– Thoughts on setting quality goals/expectations

– How to find quality public land with online research/maps

– Why Tony loves moving water on a piece of public land

– Best states for public land hunting

– Public land scouting advice

– Best times to hunt public land whitetails

– Tony’s public land treestand set-up

– Thoughts on cutting lanes on public land when you’re hunting right then

– When to stay put and when to make a move

– How to adjust when another hunter mucks up your spot

– The importance of positive attitude when hunting public land

– Locating staging areas

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

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