I mostly hunt on private land any more, fortunately between me my brother and my father we have lots of places to hunt.
I have hunted a little on public land as well.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...