Deer hunting public land pointers
Ignorance is bliss.
Listen to what others say at the parking lot with a grain of salt. They may say they have not shot a deer in 5 years to throw you off, or they may just be bad at what they do. I've had guys tell me that already at places where I shot deer every year. Find out yourself if there are deer there.
Avoid squirrel hunters. If you pull up and see some hondas or toyotas, go to the next spot. Sorry if people are offended but its true.
My best memory of public land hunting so far has got to be when a guy came in and was going to climb a tree 10 yards from me. I whistled at him and he moved out to 30 yards away. I was between him and where the deer came from so I didn't care much, but you'll run into guys once in a while who think that is an acceptable distance. I basically had the last climbable tree on a thick edge. Only saw 1 that day and it was a doe fawn. It walked by me at 10 yards and started in that guy's direction. I watched him draw his bow and he was moving all around like he was trying to get a shot at it in some stupid way. He never did let one fly, but I think he really wanted to. Quite the clueless guy, you'll find them on public land. It was quite comical to watch though. My guess is his pin covered up the whole deer since it was about 50 lbs.