Looks like they are considering letting hunters keep stands and trail cams on public property over night. I hope they dont allow the stands. I think it would lead to arguments in the woods and stolen stands. 95% of my hunting is public land, the last thing I'd want to see is the landscape dotted with other people's permanent stands.
Trail cams I would like to see able to stay overnight. They dont bother anything and if the DNR were smart, they'd figure a way to help keep track of the deer herd using trail cams left on public land.
Bukmastr wrote:I hate it when guys "claim" spots by leaving up permanant stands. Some of the spots I hunt are a mile out thru cattail marshs to get to a small island ajacent to a bedding area. The reason I get big bucks is cause I do the work. I already have to deal with running into chained up stands on public. Making it legal would just make the situation worse.
kellory wrote:Last time I hunted public lands on opening day on deer gun, I went in weeks ahead and scouted out ten spots I wanted to hunt and marked them by GPS in order of priority. Come opening day, I was out an hour before daylight, following the GPS, and found another hunter in my best spot. Crap! I quickly headed for position #2, and found another one! By daylight I was still looking for a stop to set up, because every spot I had scoped out was taken by at least 1 or more hunter within 50-100 yards! Some guys I found had slept where they sat! If I had known what would happen in that area, I would have gone elsewhere, or not bothered. It was a complete waste of my time. Putting up a stand would have told me, to move on, saving me the hassle, and wasted effort.
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