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Old 09-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #11
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I see them all the time in blackwater and the National forest. I just leave them alone. Killed a buck last year in BW and it crashed at the foot of some ones ladder. I killed 2 more bucks and missed another last year out of the same tree I shot this one out of. So it doesnít bother me to hunt near one. I just hope someone would show me the same courtesy I would show them should they show up and Iím already in the area and go to a different spot.

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I've seen my fair share, especially when I used to hunt on Eglin. I would not hunt on someone else's stand, but I see no issues hunting near it. It is public land and unless that person is there before daylight until after dark every single day they can't really "claim" that area. It's no different that two people with climbers hunting the same area. Whoever gets there first gets to hunt there that day.

With that being said, back when I was hunting hard almost every day deep in the woods on Blackwater, I would leave my climber strapped to the bottom of the tree pretty often. Especially if I shot a deer.
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I see them all the time in blackwater and the National forest. I just leave them alone. Killed a buck last year in BW and it crashed at the foot of some ones ladder. I killed 2 more bucks and missed another last year out of the same tree I shot this one out of. So it doesnít bother me to hunt near one. I just hope someone would show me the same courtesy I would show them should they show up and Iím already in the area and go to a different spot.

Hey link, where is that stand At? I think I know that area it looks familiar.

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Hey link, where is that stand At? I think I know that area it looks familiar.

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During hunting season leave them alone and either hunt or keep on scouting. If this is Florida call the fwc and have them take the stand off. Might sound petty but hey we have to obey regs as much as anyone else.
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During hunting season leave them alone and either hunt or keep on scouting. If this is Florida call the fwc and have them take the stand off. Might sound petty but hey we have to obey regs as much as anyone else.
I would recommend against calling FWC and having them remove the stands. If the person that owns the stand sees your truck in the area several times and then all of the sudden finds his stand missing - who is he going to blame? Do you want to start something with someone who may or may not retaliate or escalate it?

Also, what if that stand belongs to an elderly hunter who is unable to carry a stand in or out and had someone set it up for him?

While technically that person is violating the rules, I don't think it is causing any harm.
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During hunting season leave them alone and either hunt or keep on scouting. If this is Florida call the fwc and have them take the stand off. Might sound petty but hey we have to obey regs as much as anyone else.
thats a dick move for sure!
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During hunting season leave them alone and either hunt or keep on scouting. If this is Florida call the fwc and have them take the stand off. Might sound petty but hey we have to obey regs as much as anyone else.
Why would you do that? So you can hunt there and they can't?

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I would recommend against calling FWC and having them remove the stands. If the person that owns the stand sees your truck in the area several times and then all of the sudden finds his stand missing - who is he going to blame? Do you want to start something with someone who may or may not retaliate or escalate it?

Also, what if that stand belongs to an elderly hunter who is unable to carry a stand in or out and had someone set it up for him?

While technically that person is violating the rules, I don't think it is causing any harm.
I doubt it's the only vehicle that hunts that area. I also doubt one time in that area he would know what my truck looks like.

We can what if all day but just because you are "elderly" does not discard that it's the reg. It's clearly stated in the brochure. Does being elderly also give an individual to "bait" in the off season? Baiting doesn't do much harm if any at all but it's an integrity thing. As I stated during hunting season leave them alone... Off season different story.


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Why would you do that? So you can hunt there and they can't?

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Mainly because it states clearly in the regs...

Follow the regs and one wouldn't have to deal with it. Just like when I find corn in the woods. Call the game warden and provide the GPS coordinates. Is it my fault that the individual is ignorant to the law? Doesn't want to obey it? Or could possibly be hunting in the off season? Nope. Follow the law there's nothing to worry about.

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I wouldn't call the warden on them unless they were trying to start shit about it being "their spot" trying to get physical, etc.

As long as that person doesn't come tromping in on me if I get in there first I'm cool with it. I am going to scout another backup spot in the area though just in case they beat me in.
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