Alright guys, just wanted to bring this topic up since the same thing tends to happen every year to me.
How do you all feel about putting on drives? (Mainly on state land)
I personally would have no problem with them if they were done with more responsibility and less selfishness... I am talking about public land drives since thats where i normally hunt for gun season. On opening day after lunch i had, no joke, 8-10 people come walking through the little section of woods i was in, and another 6-8 went through my dads part of the woods, ON OPENING DAY. It's one thing to put on a drive during the end of the year when your tags aren't filled, i get that, i have done that before, BUT i will never put on a drive if i think another hunter is in that certain section of the woods, to me its one of the most selfish and ignorant things a hunter can do to a fellow hunter esp if they know someone else is in the woods at that time.
I just think of what it would be like t be the guy who set up a spot/blind in the woods and waiting for some deer to come by, (esp. in this cold weather) and to have some guys come busting through not caring who else happens to be there patiently waiting, it sucks and i know im not the only one who has had numerous hunts ruined because of this.
I know its state land, thats part of the risk of hunting on it, i undertand that, but on opening day? Let's get real, people need to be more considerate and take into consideration not only of spoiling another hunters hunt, but of the safety hazard it could pose!
I myself always hang some kind of orange on a tree or something while im on state land hoping other hunters will see it and understand where i'm at and to know where im at if they encounter a deer. I also do it hoping people doing drives might back off if they know another hunter is sitting and waiting, apparently that doesnt seem to work very well...
I just had to get this off my chest, and if you guys do drives on state land just please try to look out for other hunters, it just sucks to be on the wrong end of a drive when it could of been prevented.