Here are just five types of underrated hunting grounds
1. Aquatic Management Areas
Minnesota, for example, has 198 that cover about 6,000 acres.
2. University Lands
Clemson University (17,500 acres), Cornell University (5,300 acres), Purdue University (1,600 acres), and a handful of other schools allow hunting on their property.
3. Indian Reservations
Rosebud in South Dakota, Crow in Montana, and Winnebago in Nebraska offer great bird-hunting opportunities to nonmembers. Buy licenses through tribal fish and game departments.
4. Army Corps of Engineers Lands
In Texas alone, 188,000 acres of land is open for hunting around 23 reservoir lakes and their floodplains. About 90 percent of USACE projects nationwide are within 50 miles of a metropolitan center, which makes them useful to city-bound hunters. Roughly 6.6 million hunters visit Army Corps lands every year.
5. Department of Defense Lands
Some military properties allow hunting, with certain restrictions. Fort Drum in Upstate New York is one of the largest military tracts in the Northeast that allows the general public to recreate on the property, with approximately 70,000 acres available for hunting and trapping.