Chances are that if you're like me, you can't afford thousands of acres of hunting leases in each State. So, if you want to deer hunt in a state that you don't live in, you're either going to have to fork over a lot of money for a guide or you're going to have to find some public land hunting. This is especially true if you want to hunt a popular deer hunting state like Illinois. Illinois has quite a bit of public land hunting, but as with any State that is as heavily populated as Illinois is, you're going to have to work hard to avoid the crowds. One Illinois public hunting land you might want to check out is Cedar Glen State Natural Area.
Oklahoma deer hunting has come a long ways since I grew up there. When I was a boy, there were only a few counties in the state that were designated as "Shotgun Only" and I lived in one of them (in fact, it may have been the ONLY county designated as Shotgun Only). I never did hear a good reason why that was.
For those of you who are about to head out for Colorado to do some Mule Deer hunting, there are a couple hot-spots that any bow hunter may want to consider. Some of these areas are overlooked by other hunters for one reason or another while the others may be known by the locals.
Deer Hunting In Georgia
Deer hunting in Georgia has long been a tradition for many Peach State residents and non-residents alike. That's no earth shattering news to many of you, many states harbor a long tradition of deer hunting, Georgia being only one. However, Georgia is a state that seems to be a "sleeper" for many non-residents. For most deer hunters, when they think of deer hunting in the South, Alabama and Mississippi come to mind, not Georgia.