In my 34 years of hunting both private and public I never ran into any idiots in the woods on the public lands in the north.
I have on many occasions run into far to many on the private lands I have hunted.
I never had any bullets wizz by me on public. I have on private.
Sure the deer numbers are down on our public lands in the north and so are the hunter numbers.
Can you kill a really big buck on our northern public lands easier than you can kill one on good private land... no. But you could consistently get one if you put your time in and some guys do.
Quality of a hunt means so many different things to people.
What it is killing it for me is that alot seem to want easier to kill bigger and bigger bucks. We don't need antler restrictions if that happens I am done. Our best times in Wisconsin are yet to come with the lower Hunter numbers.