First year trying to hunt the Waterloo area. I’m no stranger to public land but most of my hunting has been up north. This year I decided to try the Waterloo rec area because it’s a few miles from my home. I moved to this area 2 years ago for work. I should of scouted last year after the season but work had me very busy. Since the season started I’ve tried a few spots with no success obviously but it’s early. Anyone know how to get away from the people lol. Everytime I turn around there is a tree stand. I did some mid day scouting in hopes of finding some better areas to hunt. 3/4 of a mile in I was thinking I eliminated some of the pressure and there was decent seer sign. However I found 6 tree stands without looking very hard. Any advice maybe someone will chime in that doesn’t hunt it anymore and private message me lol. Definitely an interesting place to hunt but eliminating people is difficult. I’ve even went as far to call some land owners of private pieces that landlock the rec area. This sounds like a decent gig if you can get someone to let you have access. However of the 2 people that answered my calls both said yes I could have access but they allow 2-3 other people to do the same and I wouldn’t be alone back there. Thanks for any advice really I just wanted to rant a bit being frustrated with the public land situation.