Discovering good private and public hunting land doesn’t come easy. It takes time and research, and John has it down to a science, so that in any given season he has multiple hunting areas to choose from. In this episode, he breaks down his methods for finding and choosing top deer hunting land. Remember, John doesn’t own any land, pay any leases or hire any outfitters. Every deer hunting property is either free ask-for-permission private land, or open public hunting land. Public & Pressured Land Deer Hunter with John Eberhart.
John has 31 bucks in the Michigan record book from 19 different properties and another 19 P&Y bucks from 13 different properties on his 22 out of state bow hunts and has co-authored 3 instructional bowhunting books and an instructional 3 DVD video series.
While there are thousands of hunters with several-record book bucks taken in lightly hunted states or off spectacular pieces of managed properties, what separates John’s accomplishment of having 50 record-book bucks from 32 different properties (31 in Michigan and 19 from out of state) from any other hunter in the country is that he’s always exclusively hunted on public and knock-on-doors for free permission properties.