No, J...your story didn't tick me off. I apologize if it came across that way.
My neighbors ticked me off, you just happened to post something about shooting at a fawn, it was nothing against you at all. It's been a never ending battle with the neighbors, and accusations of trespassing when I have them on camera trespassing, amongst other things...They used to come outside when I was bow hunting, mow their lawn in mid november during the peak of the rut, do basically anything and everything possible to make my hunts frustrating. The list goes on...
Shooting buck fawns was basically the final straw for my tolerance with them. Only thing I can do at this point is hope that if I pass up a few 2.5's and 3.5's that the following year 1/3rd of those will make it and make my sits more enjoyable whether I shoot something or not.
I don't have a load of land to manage, but I've bought in to what the neighbors to the East are doing, because of the success that we've all had over the years, whether it be gun or bow hunting.
Am I a trophy hunter? Absolutely not, I eat venison just like the next hunter,
Across the road people are doing QDM and have been doing QDM for quite some time. Its not everyone's cup of tea, because there is patience involved, and you do have to hunt more than the average hunter (which most people don't have time to do).
So my post wasn't directed at you at all, just frustrations being built up over the past several years, and the guy poaching turkeys out of season that he also didn't have a tag for. Turkeys walk through their backyard while they're sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner, and he runs to the garage, grabs a shotgun, and shoots some of them, then goes and mows down fawns...
It's good for the soul when there's not a soul in sight.