Buckinator wrote:I just went in for a sit last night after work. A spot I thought was overlooked and has good sign coming out most every season and I've narrowed it down to the last two weeks of october. I mean its not far off the main trail where everyone and their dog walks by.
I'm a bit late getting to the public and there is one other truck there. I have high hopes. I get back to the area and there is a guy in a tree maybe 75 yards back from where I was going to setup. I'm a bit late so I concede the area to him and back out and setup plan B. I have one doe come by about 30-40 yards after dark while packing up that he most likely kicked up. I had my headlamp on and everything and the doe never busted out.
Anyways I meet up with the guy on the main trail, turns out he's a local warden and he shows me some of the nice bucks he's got on camera back there, what time and part of the season they have been most active, tells me where he heard a buck making a scrape (right where I was headed) What was a mishap turned into a wealth of information and a new facebook friend. It being my first sit and running late I may have blown the area out. Next right wind I'm back in there...ahead of schedule.
It’s comments like this that give me faith that there are other good people still left on the public grounds. Sadly the last several years for me has been nothing but negative encounters. Last year I was in a area with my climber with no other stands in sight. A guy walks in on me with a hour left of light (also using a climber) and continues to cuss me out using every name in the book for “taking his spot”... I didn’t even get a word out before this happened. I’m a reasonable guy and always think “if I’m having issues maybe I’m part of the issue?” But in this previous case I don’t know how I could of not triggered this man.