A lot of bitching about guys hunting or camping where you don’t want them too. Prime area or not that they may be walking through or camping in, BFD. Just because you were set up on a certain area and someone waltzed through it or camped in it when it didn’t suit you, doesn’t mean they’re bad hunters. Public ground.....
Yes, I’ve been in the same boat numerous times, but oh well. How someone hunts, or the route they take from point a to point b doesn’t concern me.
You all sound like a bunch or cry babies. Just hunt, don’t worry about other hunters, and especially don’t blame them for ruining your sacred spot.
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Blood pressure was at stroke level for me.
Yeah... I did that too at first. Musta seen 25 does in 3 different zones (D13, D11, D15) But then asked a lot of detailed questions of more experienced folks and learned that's it's more about picking a spot where logic and evidence suggests it's likely they'll eventually pass by, and you sit, in the shadows, backed up against something to break-up your outline, trying to remain as motionless as possible, making no noise.
And when they come-in? WAIT! Don't raise your rifle until their eyeball passes behind a tree or bush. Or they lower their head to the ground. So they don't see your movement and spook! If they do see your movement, FREEZE! If you've got kicka$$ concealment gear on like a leafy suit... if you can freeze long enough... you'd be AMAZED what can happen! Such as a face-to-face encounter with a 3x3 at 7yds!!! But you can't do anything because he's staring right at you! So you make like a stone, and mentally be prepared to then hurry up and make a shot opportunity once the situation changes. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to be able to play the FREEZE-Game very well! And always use a facemask and liner gloves. hands and face stickout like a sore thumb! P.S. I've got 15minutes of cellphone video up on YouTube of a Mama Doe and her Daughter wakin' up (from smelling that I'd urinated some 25yds away downwind from my sit spot.) and then creeping up and passing in front of me at 17yds! Just me w/ the leafy gear, on a Tripod stool, backed up against the hill, up against some scrub oaks, so the leafy-to-leafy thing would work. With a bow with a knocked arrow on my lap! And me with a regular ol' buck tag, Doh!
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This went on for an hour before I let out a whistle to make it stop, guy turned and went back down the mountain continuing this proven technique.