Hunter in my spot, my dads spot.....argh
We headed up the mountain at 5am Monday morning, pulled up to the pull off 15 minutes later, and two cars were already their. Hunting a huge part of the mountain, about a 30 minute walk down, never seen anyone back there the last 5 years because I assume people do not like the walk or drag out. I was heading to my normal spot that I have hunted 5 years in a row, had my father in law hunting an area to my left and my father even further down to my left. I turn off the trail to head to my spot and see a light at the base of a tree, turn around and go to a back up area. As light appears I see another hunter 100 yards away walking towards me. As the hunter approaches, I realize it was my father. I asked him what he was doing and he said someone was in the spot I sent him to. An hour later a shot rings out. Twenty minutes goes by and a guy appears dragging a basket rack 6 pointer. First thing that came to mind, was that could have been my dads shot, but then I began to think. I am not entitled to that piece of state forest anymore then the next person and the fact that they got up earlier, and in their spot earlier attributed to their success. Was I upset that the place I was looking forward to hunting for an entire year and have hunted 5 years straight was taken when I got there? Yeah, but I was just happy to be able to soak it all in on the opener of rifle season. Congrats to the guy who harvested the deer, god knows he earned it on the drag out. I ended up running in to the person who was in my spot and they seen two spikes and some doe, neither of which are legal in our part of the wmu. I did see some doe, and a ton of turky amongst other cridders throughout the day and eventhough I didnt bag a buck, still had a great time.