Not familiar with Chickasaw National Forest . Game land in SC not hunted much anymore so the hunting is good. Most times in fact never see any other hunters to the point to where I actually look for hunting partners on occasions mostly relatives.
Seems the major trend over the last few years has been to join clubs to manage your own herds. For those that could afford it , it seems to have really paid-off. As for us that couldn't afford it, IT HAS REALLY PAID-OFF.
Please let us know where you're from, I'm sure someone in your area will be of more help.