Quit crying. If it was the DNR you deserved it, If it was someone trying to hunt leagally in that same area You deserved it. That simple. Stay within the law and things like this wouldn't happen.
Hans now you too. Just don't get it. I never said I put up multiple stands and cut shooting lanes. I said that are circumstances that leaving a portable should be allowed. But folks like yourself are close minded. I hate slobs also, always picking up after people. Guess this is not a place for an honest discussion because folks like you just see everything how you want. That' not sportsman like. Stay on your land and enjoy. Incredible, no patience for this anymore.
Lyle, I have hunted 8 sq. mile tracts in NW WI close to my uncle's farm. There are some fire lanes but very few and far between. They exist. Just gotta find them. Luckily, I just hunt the farm the last few years as we have good sign. No traffic and an old tractor with a bucket to help with the extraction when I get one.
The tracts are located at....schhhh, schhh, I'm,,,I'm losing, are you there?...schhh, losing signal!
Lol , you hunted BOTH National Forests? WOW you obviously know every square mile of public land in Wisconsin.
Meadow Valley wildlife area. There was an old logging road into the area but was gated off 12 years before. North of Hwy 173 and south of Cty EW. You are welcome to the area. Less than 1/2 hour from BRF. Lots of wolves now but not many deer.
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?
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.