100 Best Public-Land Hunts: Rhode Island

George Washington Management Area
Location
: northern Rhode Island
Size: 3,200 acres
ZIP: 02830

The Ocean State's biggest bucks push 200 pounds, and many of them last year were taken from private land near Burrillville. The area is also home to the George Washington Management Area. Deer in these heavily forested rolling hills are dependent on mast crops and on early successional browse created by a management plan that aggressively cuts back forest. Focus on the cutbacks to pinpoint feeding activity.