pgchambers wrote:The thing is, we have one neighbor who basically has no woods on his property and only has 20 acres. Should he just not be allowed to hunt then, since any stand or blind he sets up will be near ours or another neighbor's woods and any deer he shoots will head off his property to find cover? It sounds like he is unethical for hunting at all. Yet I as his neighbor am not unethical for not letting him come get his deer? Man, things sure get out of whack when we're talking about whitetail.
No, but he should have made arraingments for pusuit before hunting, and since we are hunting those woods for 4 days, our line hugger should have the curtisey of hunting another day, or hunting elsewhere on the property. We would allow a man/ woman to pursue no problem, but this guy cramps our own hunting of our woods. If it cuntinues, this one will recieve the same curtisey he has shown us, and he will not cross that line. Treat others as you would like them to treat you. As a side note, this year's harvest from this deer woods was non-existant. Is this guy THAT BAD at scent control, or has he been scouting the woods? We have not tried to find out. But he is there, and the deer were not. Normally, we get 3-4 from that woods, we have never gotten less than one. This year...nothing, and no sightings either.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.