I disagree about having two separate categories/books for bucks shot on public vs private land...and for one reason...I own a little over 28 acres...I'm not "growing / holding" ANYTHING on my property. So in the 'record book' I would be stacked against the Drury's who own 1,000 acre farms in Iowa that have deer that potentially are born, live and die without leaving that farm? I own 28 acres...the neighbor to the North owns 20, the neighbor to the NE owns 20, and the neighbor to the NW owns 20...these properties have 2-3 hunters each during gun season. How is that really any different than hunting public land??? Guys kill big deer on public every year. It may not be the same guy EVERY year, but good public land will give up good bucks every year if the habitat is right. The problem is that a lot of public land hunters (not all) have the "brown it's down" mentality or say "if I don't shoot it the next guy will"...You will not shoot a P&Y or B&C buck if you whack the first 1.5 year old you see "cuz if you don't the next guy will". The record books are not to separate public from private land deer, but rather to have some sort of "standard" what constitutes a "trophy" to that organization. A trophy is a trophy, regardless of the land type it was harvested on, and each "trophy" is defined by the hunter that pulls the trigger IMHO.