Jerk move.

11/28/17 @ 4:26 AM
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crawriverrat
crawriverrat
USER since 10/27/02

 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?

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12/6/17 @ 7:04 PM
LyleP
LyleP
USER since 6/27/09

Jkb where in WI is there an 8 square mile area that doesn't have a logging road?  I have hunted both National Forests and can't say I've seen that.  Guess I will have to study the Gazetter harder.

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12/6/17 @ 5:09 PM
Hans Ryder
Hans Ryder
USER since 6/5/17
I love the guys who cry about going out on public land to find there stand missing.  I put it up in September and came back to hunt rut and my stand was gone.  Always gives me chuckle when I hear that!

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12/6/17 @ 5:32 AM
rikj
rikj
USER since 7/29/01

Why does a handicapped or senior person need to hunt out of a tree in the first place? I would think something on the ground would be a much better option. Kind of reminds me of the commercial for Tin Cup the mountain whiskey STUPID!

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12/5/17 @ 10:15 PM
jkb
jkb
USER since 6/25/02

I admit I used to put my stand in a tree the day before the season when I hunted on public land.  I can also guarantee there wasn’t a hunter within 1/4 mile of me as I was smack dab in the center of an 8 square mile block of unbroken forest.  The closest access was 2.5 miles and it took me an hour to walk in with my hunting clothes packed on my back.  We paid the price when my brother and I had to drag out 3 bucks on opening day. My 72 year old father made 4 trips back and forth shuttling our rifles and clothes while my brother and I alternated dragging two bucks at a time and then the third buck.  We would drag the pair ahead 200 yards and then walk back to the single and pull that one 200 past the pair and so on.  After 6 hours of continuous dragging it was getting dark so I drove the truck through the woods around trees so we wouldn’t die.  So were we lazy for putting our stands in the day before?

Edited on 12/6/17 6:09 AM
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12/5/17 @ 3:10 PM
LyleP
LyleP
USER since 6/27/09

Ok I find it funny when people are so proud of themself for carrying their climbers in a mile.  But then cut branched all the way up.  That's illegal too but see it all the time.  Same with cutting shooting lanes.  At least with sticks and a stand you have more options and aren't so likely to do so.  I hate when I see that.  Totally agree with the disabled or age related stand tag post.  Much safer than putting a stand up and down 10 times a week.  And again leaving a stand doesn't have to mean your "claiming" an area.  Neck put two in one tree for the guest who walks by.  At least won't be spooking deer getting up.  In case the question comes up I also use climbers just not always best option.  Nice chat everyone.  Oh and the lazy comments are are funny too,  come and see if you can keep up.  Not doing things the hard way doesn't mean someone is lazy.  There could be reasons you are not aware of.

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12/5/17 @ 10:35 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

CDS, great idea.

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12/5/17 @ 10:11 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

For crowded parts of the state where it's illegal to leave stands overnight on public land...I would have no arguments against a "stand tag" for handicapped and senior citizens. ONE tag.

 And if the warden ever shows up and someone is in the stand that isn't the tag holder,the fine would be high enough to discourage a second violation.

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12/5/17 @ 6:44 AM
Thump55
Thump55
USER since 7/19/04

Lyle...there are so many flaws in your argument.

You want to do things the lazy way that benefits you and you alone.

The rest of us aren't afraid to put in the work that makes it equal for all.




Edited on 12/5/17 8:01 AM
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12/4/17 @ 11:44 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

I equate this issue to camping out all night to see that hot new movie release, then you 10 minutes before the theater opens another line forms and people are cutting ahead of those who did the work to stay in line all night.  Cheating with a deer stand is the same sort of thing.  It is wrong.

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12/4/17 @ 7:53 PM
beachcomber II
beachcomber II
USER since 12/7/13

couple years ago found a spot on bago in middle of nowhere no one within 1/2 mile. i caught fish there most of season. one weekend i get there and there is a city with 4 ft 2x 4 for a marker about 30 ft. from my gps spot. i fished 1/4 mile away that day and did pretty good . fish are all over. at end of day every one was gone i moved 2x4 about 200 yards away . the next weekend nobody around the area and fish were back again.  

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