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Lets say you have just spent the entire summer scouting and planning a hunt on some public land. You have done everything you ca

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  • rudyglove27
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  • kyle7735
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    i would tell him to get out of my stand or im gonna blow him out of it

    if he was near to it
    have more options

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  • hjohn429
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    If it is public land, you should forget about it and come back earlier on another day. If they are in your stand, you should ask them yo get out of it so you can go hunt somewere else.

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  • rjbedrock
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    I agree with most of the posts above, "public" land is just that. As for your stand; I wouldn't hang a stand on public land.

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  • mdhager115
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    If I spent that much time into that one spot, I would honestly be very mad, even if he werent doing anything wrong. If he was in my stand, I would yell at him and tell him to get out. If he were nearby, I would just go somewhere close by, but out of sight from the other hunter. I would have to push my anger back, but theres not much I could do to make him move.

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  • steve182
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    It is possible if not probable this guy wants to cash in on all your scouting. If he's in my stand i will address him politely and thank him for warming my seat. If he refuses to leave i'll hunt nearby but not too close. If he is near but not in my stand, i'll probably get in my stand and stay longer than he. Depends how close he is. Often when i see a truck at or near my spot i go to plan B.

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  • idahooutdoors
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    You should have gotten there earlier. It may be heartbreaking, but public ground is public ground. make sure you scout several areas and have back up options.

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  • MB915
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    Not to sound like a broken record, but you should not put all your eggs in one basket. You should have multiple spots you could hunt if a situation like this comes up. As for the hunter being in your stand, I would let him know that it was my stand, and even tell him it is ok for him to use it this morning, but this afternoon I am going to come back and take it down. Last thing I want to do is miss out on my own opportunity to get something that morning by wasting time moving stans, so I would move to a backup spot, let him hunt that spot since he was there first, and then come back in the middle of the day, and take down my stand and move it to my other spot. Also last thing I ever want in the woods is a confrontation.

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  • 2Poppa
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    I probably scouted to close to the main road, where other people have as much access and rights to be there as I do.I go to the deepest bowels of the woods I can possibly go. Big bucks don't like the pressure and neither do big buck hunters. I usually take a boat if water is nearby and go that route to avoid other hunters ...

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  • Beekeeper
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    When hunting public land I always get to my stand early (usually 1.5 hours before sunrise) to make sure someting like this doesn't happen. This also allows time for things to settle and get quite. I am amzaed at the deer that get pushed right under me by other hunters moving around at dawn.

    Have a back up plan. If I do get to a location and find someone already there I go to my back up spot.

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  • Christian Emter
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    I would hunt another spot. But like MLH said, "They may have worked just as hard as you". I agree with him. Sometimes thats how the cookie crumbles.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    I primarily hunt public land and if I do find someone in my stand I take it down right then and there. As far as someone being close, they may push a deer your way. I take advantage of hunting pressure and it works great when you figure the escape routes.

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  • Sharkfin
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    I don't hunt public land and still have issues like this. I hunt 1300 acres with 14 other hunters. Most of the time there are only 5 or 6 other people there but I've still had to pick another place. We have a map of the property and everyone put a pin to mark where they are hunting when they get to the property. Last year I saw a big buck at a place I like to go that is only about 40 yards off the logging road and I told people about seeing him. Nobody ever hunted that spot. I saw him 4 times over about a 3 week period and finally got him. I usually see more deer than everybody but one other guy that lives right across from the land. The other members know to follow us especially if we hunt one spot numerous times. I think they just thought the spot I saw and eventually shot the buck was too close the the logging road. I have about 10-15 spots that I count on and about 15 others that can be hit or miss. I usually don't hunt the same spot two days in a row even if I only move 100-200 yards. Basically you can't count any spot as yours, especially on public land so you really better have a backup.

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