Only 5 percent of North Dakota is publicly owned, and nowhere is the dearth of hunting access felt more keenly than in the northeast. "There are lots of deer in the northeastern corner of the state, but most is private land," says Bill Jensen, deer biologist with North Dakota Game and Fish. "Much of it is being bought by nonresidential hunters, and people can't get access." The PLOTS (Private Land Open to Sportsmen) program leases private holdings-usually in 160 to 320-acre segments-and opens them to public hunting. Some 385 PLOTS sites covering 86,000 acres are located in the seven northeastern-most counties. Check the Game and Fish Web site at gf.nd.gov for printable PLOTS maps.