Violence in the outdoors
I'd be quite unhappy if I had a house on a lake, and didn't even put my boat in because of all the d-bags out there. That's pretty sad, but I see it once in a while too. It's as if they feel that only they should be the ones able to fish that body of water.
Reading all these experiences really angers me. But I'm overall impressed with how people handled them and kept their cool.
I really wish these people could conduct themselves with more respect for others.
If someone else is fishing, keep your distance.
If you're walking into your hunting spot and see a bow hunter in a tree stand, back out and go hunt another spot.
If you see an old man and his grandkids struggling to use hand auger. For gods sake go help him drill some holes! I speak from experience on this one. My buddy and I saw an elderly man stuggling to drill through the ice so his grandchildren could ice fish. I kid you not there were people pointing and laughing like it was funny. Things like that angers me so much. We were on the only ones on that bay that went to help him drill his holes. All we had was a hand auger ourselves and we spent 20 minutes getting them set up. There were guys with power augers who could've done it in less than 5 minutes.
Place: Black Wolf launch (Oshkosh Winnebago)
If you ever launched here you know there aren't many spots to park. While walking from my truck to the boat I noticed one gentleman standing in the last empty stall having a conversation with another guy in a truck and empty trailer. The guy in the truck, peels off and parks illegally on the grass. I walk by the guy standing in the empty stall, who was saving the last stall for his buddy unloading their boat, he shows me a knife and says "I thought I was going to have to use this".
you did the right thing and yes it could have gone bad really quick.There is just too much space out there to deal with stuff like this. Good thing they did not do anything to your vehicle. Another thing these cowards like to do.
-Billy Joel, "No Man's Land"