What is your preference and why? Personally, I prefer public. Most tracts of public land are huge compared to private. It lets me throw on a backpack and get away from people. It seems to me that all my friends who hunt private most of the time are really busy running corn feeders or planting fields to try and draw deer into their property. I locate bedding areas atleast a half mile from the road and never run into other people. I also do not have to deal with the headaches of running tresspassers off my land. That would drive me crazy. Sure there are plenty of idiots on public land but it has been my experience that most people like that seldom stray further than a few hundred yards from a road. I have never ran into them where I hunt. I have my own little deer spots tucked deep into public lands where I never see other people. I really like it. Anyways, just looking for some opinions and why.