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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Carbon County, PA
Bummed, end of an era.
Went to the farm I've hunted just about every opening day for over 20 years. Past couple years, when the 2 son's officially took ownership of the property (they had long been running the business), they have been requiring everyone to sign a waiver form and give their vehicle description and plate #. No big deal and I usually took care of it early. This year it sorta slipped my mind until this past week. Planned to stop Friday but didn't get outta work in time. Went Saturday but one of the office employee's said lady (the one son's wife) I needed to see was out but come back Monday. Darn but this was my fault. Rather than just assume everything was good and hunt the early morning there before swinging by the office to sign my waiver I wasn't in the woods for the opener but instead stopped by the office as soon as they opened. Well, I sure was dismayed to be politely told "I'm sorry but we've closed the farm to outsiders for hunting." Felt like a punch in the gut. I had a feeling things were headed this way, last 2 or 3 years one of the guests was a problem. Jerk ruined it for everyone. I'm going to miss morning's in my favorite spot overlooking the hollow. My last deer on that farm was my 8 pointer last year.
I guess early next year it's time to look to gain permission on a farm closer to my home (this farm was near my dad's, where I grew up.)
Last edited by RyanR; 11-27-2017 at 08:54 PM.