One of the most challenging, yet often best places to hunt are boundary lines. Whether state boundaries, private land boundaries, unit boundaries, or tribal land boundaries, most hunters avoid these like the plague. However, as Randy shows us, these can often be wildlife havens.
Since most hunters will avoid these areas and stick to the center of public land squares, most wildlife become knowledgeable of the decreased hunting pressures associated with living near the edge.
Hunting this area can prove to be quite fruitful, but a hunter MUST make strategic hunting decisions to ensure taking ethical shots and to remain within the bounds of the law.
Randy’s number one point:
You have to be willing to pass on an animal that MIGHT be able to run across the boundary.Setup along the boundary line, or near it, and hunt the animals coming to you from the public side. This gives your best chance of the animal going back into the heart of the property you are hunting. No matter what, be completely familiar with the area you are hunting and always err on the side of caution. Respecting property boundaries and following the law ensure hunters maintain respect and get to keep our privilege to hunt.