Friday, November 5, 2010

What Would You Do?
I was recently talking with another hunter about this type of thing and wondered what each of you would do.

Scenario: You have scouted up some nice bucks on public land and are now ready for the season. You have picked your spot, a mile in, and set up your stand/blind. There is only one way in, on an old jeep trail. You hunt the spot a few times, but on your next trip in you see another hunter. He's got a stand set up right along the trail. You can either walk by and hopefully share that you have to hike past him to get to your spot or do you turn around and opt for Plan B and go to another spot? Or do you have any other ideas?

I have heard some good responses in talking with people, but I am curious. There is no right or wrong answer. Each person would handle this differently. What would you do?

1 comment:

  1. If my (loosely used) spot is much further along the trail then I go past. We have to share. If my stand is close to his and I have another spot to go to with good wind I'll vacate. Part of the allure of bowhunting for me is seeing as few people as possible.

    That being said, I unknowingly set up within 50 yards of another hunter who accessed (legally) the land I was hunting from the back side from private property. I still shot a deer and he let me drag it out through the private property which was SIGNIFICANTLY shorter.

    happy hunting, dv