Hey folks, I am looking to become a member of a new hunting camp in Wisconsin. I have been hunting with a group of guys for about 5 years now and while they are nice people, they don't share the same ideals or enthusiasm as I do pertaining to hunting deer. Let me explain:
I am they person that loves to get out in the woods during all the seasons to scout, become familiar with the land, the animals, etc. I like to know where and what the forage base is so I can set up my ambush accordingly. I am a one shot one kill hunter- I don't unload my gun because I haven't practiced with my weapon in 5 years.
so while I have made the trip up north to our camp several times throughout the year to not only scout, but to do chores around the camp(collect and split wood, cabin maintenance, tree trimming,etc.) I have found that the others always seem to be busy those weekends and then complain when they get up to camp that their needs weren't attended to.
I scout a lot. When deer season comes around, they look to me to place them in good hunting areas and complain when they dont see deer. In 2012 one of the guys I placed was taking a dump with his butt over a log and saw a group of does run through the woods. He grabbed his rifle and shot all three of them while still having his rump on the stump. Then he called me over to which I thought was a need for help dragging his deer out. No, he never knew how to field dress a deer and never watched the videos I gave him on how to do so. Then, he called the other guys over so that they could tag his deer as I later found out he didnt have a doe tag.
These guys continually forget to buy their licenses until about 9 pm the night before opener because apparently the 6 months of me bugging them about it wasn't enough time for them to get one.
They don't wash their hunting clothes for years, they leave them in a musty garage inhabited by mice, raccoons, and lord only knows what else is in there. This is the same garage where we keep gas cans, oil, etc.
Then they get upset when I dont want them sitting near me.
I have just had enough. I really would like to become part of a camp that enjoys the outdoors as much as I do.
Is there anybody out there that would like a responsible, ethical hunter that helps with chores and can contribute to the camp? I am serious about this. I really want to start enjoying the outdoors again with a group that is responsible and that has a passion for deer hunting.
Please Please please help me out!!!