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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Spysar » Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:59 am

First of all I wouldn't want hunt 500 yards from someone, no less 50. I just think he meant to say upwind, cause why would you want the scent of another hunter blowing towards you. Plus if a buck was checking a known stand location from downwind, I think it would be at a distance further than 50 yards.

To answer the OP, I'd probably leave if the other hunter was parking there, as I hate hunting near other people if I know they're going to be there.


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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Spysar » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:02 am

Zap wrote:
Spysar wrote:
Zap wrote:50 yards downwind of you! :twisted:


marty

Maybe I'm confused but....

Wouldn't you want to hunt 50 yards upwind of someone?


IMO.
Heavily used stands produce deer activity downwind of them.
Especially in early season when there is alot of cover.

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I guess if you knew the other guy was using a known burnt out stand this might work.
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby dan » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:10 am

50 yards seems a bit to close, but it is a good tactic in some cases. Bucks use there nose like we use our eyes... If a hunter uses the same stand several times a year, a couple years in a row, my scouting has shown that the deer activity and trails often circle around down wind of that spot...
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Spysar » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:15 am

I guess you'd be talking about a west or northwest (prevailing) wind as being downwind, as the wind could change daily?
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Zap » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:39 am

Spysar wrote:
Zap wrote:50 yards downwind of you! :twisted:


marty

Maybe I'm confused but....

Wouldn't you want to hunt 50 yards upwind of someone?



I would not knowingly set up upwind of someone else.
There are guys here that leave stands out all year,and hunt them 3 times a week or more. When there is alot of cover the does sneak past these stands, downwind. IMO.

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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Osprey » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:13 am

I just smile, act a little goofy and say "Not sure, never been here before, just thinking I'd wander around a while and see what I can find." That usually sends them on their way. :lol:
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:29 am

I like that, Osprey- short and sweet. I've pulled the Forrest Gump thing on 'em before, and they thought it best to just leave me alone. Of course, every time I try to pull something like that off Gandolph comes floating across the weeds and....

never mind, another time.
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby PLB » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:15 am

It's been my experience in the northwoods that people hunt very close to their vehicles, sometimes within sight of them, especially gun hunters who are not familiar with the area. Also minus opening day of gun season, morning hunting is almost non existent! People are deathly afraid of bears and wolves up there and a lot of them don't hunt early season with all the foilage because they may run into one of these beasts :lol: So usually where the masses hunt is where I don't go anyway ;)
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:03 am

Osprey wrote:I just smile, act a little goofy and say "Not sure, never been here before, just thinking I'd wander around a while and see what I can find." That usually sends them on their way. :lol:

Thats a great idea Osprey :lol:
I will have to use that one sometime.
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Goober » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:53 am

them- "where are you gonna be hunting?"
Me- "oh, I don't actually hunt, I am running a meth lab back in the woods. As exploxive as this stuff is, I like to do it away from people."

them- "where are you gonna be hunting?"
me- "oh, I am not sure. I am actually a game warden, so I don't get much time to hunt."

either way, you can bet they will avoid you!!!!
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:46 am

that oughta get their attention, Goober!
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby dan » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:40 pm

This is getting funny...

Here is a twist to the hunter on hunter. Someone I know nocked on a door to ask permission to hunt a monster buck we shined on the farm. This creepy looking guy answers the door by asking what he wants. My freind says "looking for hunting permission! Creepy Dude sticks his head out the door and looks around then says, you here alone? My friend says "yup"... Creepy looking Dude says "does anybody know your here?
Thats the point where my friend backed up got in his car and took off... :lol:
And thats a true story!
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Re: Territorial Hunters

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:51 pm

:lol: Your friend leaving was a very sensisble thing to do- mighta been some hungry hawgs out back! :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Sam Ubl » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:44 am

That's a weird story that I wish would have gone longer :lol:
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