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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Road Hunters/poachers on Beech Creek Mountain

I was at camp Saturday for archery hunting and in the afternoon I used one of our logging roads to access a gated logging road(Jeep Trail) that cuts across about a 1/2 mile of our property. The road is gated shut by the camp on our West side and also locked off on the other end by our East side neighbors. Both neighboring camps felt the need to post their properties due to problems in the past with motorized trespassers so we put posters at both ends as well. We have always allowed locals to hunt if they walked in though as many hunted this area for generations. Anyways, I pulled my Toyota in tight against the bank about 100 yards inside our line then headed to my stand nearby.
About 4:30pm I heard a couple stones "popping" on the Jeep trail, then could hear a truck quietly creeping along at idle speed. I knew they were well inside the boundary lines by the time I heard them. I had to chuckle as they came around the bend and spotted my truck...sure didn't waste any time getting out of Dodge ! I heard them jam their truck in reverse and roar back to the first spot they could turn around. I could them spinning rocks out for several hundred yards as they sped away in the direction they'd come.
My way of thinking has me labeling this as suspicious activity due to their obvious reaction to spotting my truck and their stealthy approach beforehand. Not sure if it was a local(unfortunately they get blamed for everything) or more likely someone from a distant camp behind ours as they came from that direction through posted ground to access ours....Sigh...tis the season eh!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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Re: Road Hunters/poachers on Beech Creek Mountain

Hope they didn't molest your hunt !
I once followed one from Liberty to Williamsport. How do you suppose they felt when they got home and I pulled in behind them? LOL! I watched them watch one of my fields until dusk, then followed to see where they went, 30 miles!
The guy said one of his relatives was friendly with my camp in the 1960's, therefore he thought it was OK to hunt there!
I assured him he was mistaken!

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I have heard the wardens are spending quite a lot of time in that area. Hopefully that will keep some of the fawns from being shot off the road

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: Road Hunters/poachers on Beech Creek Mountain

That area has long been known as a playground for the outlaw types. Very remote and really no permanent residents for miles. If the PGC set the robo-deer up along Eagleton Rd on some weekend nights, i'm sure they may get some action.

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Re: Road Hunters/poachers on Beech Creek Mountain

Now that crossbows are legal its amazing the amount of windows down, creeping at snails pace trucks you see in the mountains.

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Re: Road Hunters/poachers on Beech Creek Mountain

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Now that crossbows are legal its amazing the amount of windows down, creeping at snails pace trucks you see in the mountains.
I ride with my windows down and nice and slow all the time on the backroads. Does that automatically classify me as a poacher?? What does the legalization of crossbows have to do with anything??

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Now that crossbows are legal its amazing the amount of windows down, creeping at snails pace trucks you see in the mountains.
I always drive slow through the ANF with my windows down looking at the scenery. I like to see what's out there. I'm pretty sure I'm not a poacher....
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I don't think my crossbow would fit out the window???
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You need to buy a smaller x-bow.

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I'd rather have a bigger truck.
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