I hunt a good mix of private/public lands. While in VA all public. In NE where I grew up I hunt mostly private. There's nothing like being in any blind and watching those birds lock up on your spread! And then those beatiful words...Take 'Em!
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
"I served in the United States Navy"