I have got a good one.
During the late archery season, I chose to hunt the ten acre parcel behind my house. Mind you, I am suppose to have exclusive rights to bow hunt this parcel. However, knowing that the neighboring farm had been hunted hard all through the gun season, I figured this small ten acre woods would be great and if history repeated itself, I would be harvesting my choice of mature does as they filed past my stand. Regardless of my "exclusiveness", I thought I'd better park my truck on the far side of the woods to let anyone from the neighboring farm know that someone was in the woods.
Well, shortly after first light a button buck waltzed on through and made his way into the meadow. He stood there looking at my truck but soon settled down to munch on the green clover I had planted. I was watching him for a few minutes when he suddenly picked his head up tall, looking in the direction of my truck. Hmmmm... I wondered what had him all worked up. Then he bolted back into the woods, literally flat-backing it past my stand.
Then I saw him. A hunter walking straight for my truck. He stopped about 6 feet from the back bumper. Stood there for a second. Reached into his pocket and withdrew his cell phone. Made a call. Replaced the phone into his pocket. Then promptly walked 30 yards past my truck and sat down just inside the edge of the woods, not 80 yards from me.
Now you should know that Michigan holds a late doe season which immediately follows the muzzleload season. This guy was carrying a shotgun so he could easily reach not only the far edge of the woodlot but also could easily reach me. Blaze orange is a requirement for these late gun hunters but not for the late archers. I for one choose to wear a blaze orange hat, even though I am legal without.
So, I made darn sure my hat was not covered. I climbed down and approached this yahoo whom, I will state, had removed his orange cap (might just spook a deer ya know) sitting a mere 30 yards from my truck.
The only thing I had to say to him was to ask, "The TRUCK isn't a BIG enough sign for you?"
His reply, "I didn't know where you were at!"
To which I firmly stated, "EXACTLY! And you have a shotgun! Just where were you going to shoot.....not knowing where I was at?"
"I was going to shoot out here in the open (plowed) field.", he said.
Yeah, right! Idiots! The problem is this. There was a different guy hunting this neighboring farm, just about every day of the gun season, muzzleload season and now the late gun/doe season. None of these guys knew who was where. Very dangerous group of yahoos!
Hunting the Michigan Thumbs agricultural mecca...farm country bucks taste the best.