Big Cypress Bear Island Unit and Turner River Unit
I had been awarded a quota permit for Turner River Unit and Bear Island Unit for general gun. I do not have a ATV, an UTV or a swamp buggy neither i do not have (yet) a tree stand. I had been in Turner River Unit for archery season as well as muzzle loader season by foot. Going in for general gun season by foot gives me that little uncomfortable feeling becoming an unintended target being right down on the ground. Also will I not have the advantage aiming down towards the ground so in case of a miss the bullet would be safely stopped. Bear Island Unit has a entrance only by foot at mile marker 70 on I-75. In your experience, do most people stay on foot, do they have a tree stand which they carry to their desired spot and climb up the tree (i would imagine most people do that) or do fellow hunters just enter, walk and stay down on the ground? I assume that the area around the walk-in entrance will not be visited too much by hunters on wheels, or am I totally wrong with this assumption?
Eventually, I guess, I want to have a jeep or UTV and a tree stand since it appears just to be a much more comfortable and flexible. However I still want to go hunting even though i do not have these items yet.
What are your experiences, opinions and advise?