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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cumberland Co. Pa.
Re: Hunting at Raystown Lake Area
I have for the past 20+yrs spent the month of Oct. at the lake fishing and hunting,its a delightful place that time of the year. I too used to hunt the areas where the bike trails have been placed. I no longer hunt there because bikers and hunters don't seem like a good safe mix,so I just found another place to hunt,the area is big enough that I don't have to hunt where the bikes are. It doesn't seem right that the bike trails were constructed in some prime hunting territory, but it is what it is.
I would sooner move to another area than take a chance on accidently shooting a biker that was in the line of fire that I couldn't see.
Bikes are pretty much locked into the trail system and would have difficult time biking elsewhere on the property during hunting season ,so I just leave them alone, that way I don't risk a confrontation.
I think we as hunters as much as we don't care for the bikes intrusion should try and live peaceable with those with different interests,and forms of recreation. Gut piles and human scat on the trails are uncalled for. After all I'm sure they (Bikers) view us hunters as intruders also. The property was purchased and improvements were made with the tax money of everyone not just a select few with special interest's. Lets all try our best to get along.