Plumb creek lands now Meteor owned,Adams and Wood County
If it was, you don't have the first clue about how I hunt or the people I hunt with. There is just not much decent public land to hunt in that area. PERIOD.
You mention private land, obviously you own some or access to some. I do not, although I do now own property for next season. But I will tell you not all private owners hunted responsibly. I know of 2 farmers, won't mention names here, that performed a wholesale slaughter of deer on their land. Saw it fristhand, this isn't "bar talk".
Saw LOTS of unethical acts including pushing public land towards thiers the Friday before opener at about 4:30 in the afternoon.
Going to be hard to leave 35 years of memories behind, but my son starts hunting next year and I want him to at least see a deer!