I know a couple guys who put stands out on some public land the Thursday before season, only to come to a yellow tag on the tree saying the stands and ladders have been impounded. This had to have been done on friday, the day before season! It was on federal land. I know you aren't supposed to leave stands in, but why come screw up two dudes season? Both stands were hang ons, with hang on ladders too. Just seemed like an unnecessary d**k move the day before season. I was thinking maybe someone called to report them? Maybe another disgruntled Hunter who wanted to lessen the hunting pressure on this chunk of land? Anyone else have any experience with this?
LS, I don’t think it sounds bad, nor do I find your comment judgmental. I’d do the same. That’s what our over the top PC society does to people, making you feel like you are doing something wrong by telling the truth or saying how you feel. You weren’t demeaning anyone, just relaying your own, real observations.
IMO it’s also a safety concern.
Speaking of squirrel hunting, that is one negative about public land bow hunting. I know this sounds bad but if I see a Toyota, I move on to a new spot. That is a big indicator of the type of hunting taking place there. I play the odds, 90% of the time I'm right. Pew pew pew. I swear they must shoot 50 times for 2 squirrels.
My dad has squirrel hunters on private land he hunts too. They carry both a gun and bow so they can shoot anything. Property lines LOL, sure.
Thanks, yes all huntable has three 5 acre fields, bordering properties are 600 and 200 acre ownership. I know Tigerton is nuts as my brothers property boarders some. He has wonders all the time. They can't seem to figure out the lot line is a creek LOL. Usually squirrel hunters.
that land around Tigerton, complete nonsense. All those bone collectors paying that type of money for 40 acre sections. 40 on top of 40 on top of 40 with 2 guys a piece. that is such a waste of time. 50 guys with the same few big bucks on camera. If you look up tigerton lumber company area, it's listed under "over pressured cluster F" in the dictionary.
Do they shoot some big deer, yes. Not worth half of what people are paying. Great area obviously and I know guys with bigger chunks, much bigger, they kill big deer. The area's with 40's and everyone on the boarders, it's a joke for the money.
Lyle, that is a very good price - considering most of that 57 acres is "huntable". Meaning there isn't a 30-40 acre field and 15 acres of woods, or swamp that is not accessible. In the past I've paid $3000 - $4000 for 40-50 acre chunks in north central Wisconsin - overpaid yes I know. Leaning more towards the public land hunting in years to come, I have not found the hunting to be worth what I've paid, but there are definitely pieces out there. That would be one of them by the price and acreage.
I love when people say, your "free private land" when they are paying for leases. If I could lock in a lease for 10+ years, i'd lease land. I'm pretty sure I can find a sweet azz lease for what i pay in taxes on my "free private".