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Reason I ask is, on Saturday when my son and I were walking back to my truck, one of the local residents near where we hunt came roaring up to his property line on a dirtbike, then roared back to his house. He repeated this about 4 times. We had to walk the field in front of his house which is not this man's property. I figured he saw two hunters and decided he would be a jerk and try to scare the deer away. We were done hunting for the morning so it wasn't a real big issue, but it just looked fishy as heck the way he appeared, then disappeared the instant we got back to the truck. Maybe it was just a coincidence, I don't know. Not sure how to approach the situation if he tries this again.
 

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I had a gas well tender pass me while walking a gated road in bear season a few years ago. He first saw me when he went to open the gate to drive into the well. When he got out of the truck he cranked his radio full blast, slammed the trucks doors and slammed the gate. When he drove by me he yelled that I needed to get in the woods to kill a bear. I ran into him the next day with a similar experience. This time I got his plate number and reported him to the gas company who's well he was checking. I don't know if anything ever happened with it though. I can't imagine they would tolerate that type of behavior as they have a black eye to begin with. Best part was I killed a bear there a few days later.
 

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For hunter harassment you have to prove intent by getting the person a warning from a WCO first. You have to prove that the person is harassing you because you're hunting.


I've dealt with numerous idiots over the years. One guy who was an idiot neighbor of a property i had permission to be on. He thought he was the only person who had permission to be on there and he acted like he owned it. Every time I hunted, he would find me in the woods and try to kick me off. He called the cops on me numerous times. It was non stop. The landowners would confirm with the cops that i was allowed to be on there. I've always had great interactions with my local wco's but i was told this time by a regional supervisor to find somewhere new to hunt. They wouldn't even warn the guy.
 

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Had it happen one time while we were snowshoe hare hunting. The well tender gave me a line of **** about modern day muzzleloaders being as accurate as rifles. One of the beagles ran up the road toward me and told him we were rabbit hunting with shotguns.
 

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For hunter harassment you have to prove intent by getting the person a warning from a WCO first. You have to prove that the person is harassing you because you're hunting.


That I've dealt with numerous idiots over the years. One guy who was an idiot neighbor of a property i had permission to be on. He thought he was the only person who had permission to be on there and he acted like he owned it. Every time I hunted, he would find me in the woods and try to kick me off. He called the cops on me numerous times. It was non stop. The landowners would confirm with the cops that i was allowed to be on there. I've always had great interactions with my local wco's but i was told this time by a regional supervisor to find somewhere new to hunt. They wouldn't even warn the guy.

I would have fun with that joker. Find out where he lives and go there daily to remind him you have permission and you just wanted to give him a heads up that you are color blind and wanted to warn him not to be wondering around to avoid an accident. If that didn't work, there are many other methods to deal with the joker. Forget the police call the warden.

There was a guy that trespassed on several properties in our area. While at the local diner one day a friend and I were talking with him. The subject of color blindness came up. He asked what color I see when I look at fluorescent orange. I immediately said it looks like deer color to me. Never saw his vehicle after that day. Lol
 

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I would have fun with that joker. Find out where he lives and go there daily to remind him you have permission and you just wanted to give him a heads up that you are color blind and wanted to warn him not to be wondering around to avoid an accident. If that didn't work, there are many other methods to deal with the joker. Forget the police call the warden.

There was a guy that trespassed on several properties in our area. While at the local diner one day a friend and I were talking with him. The subject of color blindness came up. He asked what color I see when I look at fluorescent orange. I immediately said it looks like deer color to me. Never saw his vehicle after that day. Lol

I would strongly advise against this. Threatening somebody's life can get you in trouble a couple different ways.
 

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When I used to hop off the bus in the afternoons and go archery hunting in my teens I was victim to harassment almost daily by the neighbors. Deer bedded on our farm and were mostly feeding in a neighbors field so like any young archer would do, I set to ambush them entering the field. For years, probably 5 or more, the neighbors would fire up their fourwheeler and chase all the deer out of the field half an hour before dark. Even in my teens I was only targeting mature deer so their tactic really put the brakes to my effort. Really annoyed me at the time and annoys me ever more so looking back on it now.

I never said anything or chose to seek any legal action. They used to shoot some giant bucks in their field before they started screwing with me. Now we simply post someone up in a treestand in the funnel leading to their field every day of rifle with the sole intention of halting any buck from entering. All it takes is a simple wave of the arms and the bucks head back for cover. Probably been a decade since they shot a nice buck. Don't bite the hand that feeds ya.
 

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I used to hunt a property that bordered a posted property. The stand I hunted in was about 75 yards to the left of the property line. When the guy who owned the property saw my truck parked, he would drive his ATV up the property line, stop and wave at me and drive back. One evening I had an 8 pt come out. The area was pretty thick and the only shot I ended up having was right before it crossed over to his property. All I could see was the shoulder so I passed. If I had a clear shot at the neck, I would have dropped it just inside the property I was on and left him a gut pile a few feet off of his property line.
 

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This isn't a story from me but a good buddy on public land we hunt. Archery hunting two years ago in a climber during early muzzleloader he had a guy come through wearing orange and muzzleloader hunting. He waved, the guy waved back (maybe 60-80 yards) and keeps coming. Stops 20 yards from his tree and takes a leak. When asked WTH he's doing the guy says "it's public land, I can do what I want. There's not much you can do about it 20' up a tree".
 

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Just two days ago, had another incident with a neighboring property owner as I was walking in the field I have permission to be in but was about 20 yards from the property line. So, the neighbor drove past me on the road, then turned around, went real slow past me and stopped, then kept going, stopped again, etc. Then he sat on the edge of his property waiting for us to leave to try to get our plate number, so we drove up to him, stared him in his eyes and then floored it, lol. Ahh, just a normal day on private ground.
 

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People like that muzzle loader hunter need a swift kick to the teeth...so many people have this .... of the walk attitude..I really don't understand where people acquire this mentality.
 

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I was sitting beneath a tree one day when a ladies dogs ran over and found my scent so they started barking and sniffing around for me. I didn't want to startle the owner so I waved to her so she'd see me, she waived back, smiled, asked if I needed anything and how I'm doing. Twenty minutes later the police showed up. They checked my tags, told me I scared her and apologized for ruining the area. The annoying part was they said they knew I was on public property but "some land close by may be private, hang out and we'll go grab a map to clarify which areas are okay but for now your good". I waited about 30-40 minutes (and this would have been a 10 minute walk to their car each way) and they never returned. I was in a rush to get to another spot before sundown too. I ended up finding a better place because of it, but was still pretty irritating.
 

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Can't prove it but it seems like campers always need to walk their dogs whenever they see orange.
I have people without a stitch of orange walk through areas we are hunting in with dogs off the leash.
Several years ago a couple woman walking dogs came out of nowhere when I was fall turkey hunting. I was using a rifle and it was slung over my shoulder since I was on my way out of the woods. The smaller dog stood back and barked but a larger dog kept advancing and stopped less than 2 ft in front of me and kept growling. I didn't want to un-sling the rifle for fear the dog would attack, but if I was carrying a shot-gun that dog would have been done.
When the ladies got up to me they thought it was funny and when I said they should keep their dogs on a leash they told me maybe I should find another place to hunt. This was in Hickory Run park.
I have grown to accept this will happen in a multi use section of public land and don't look at foot traffic and vehicle traffic as antagonistic behavior but its the attitude of the people that gets you POed.
 

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Only times I have ever had a hunt interfered with, it was from other hunters.
 
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A small 2 acre parcel in 5D that I was fortunate enough to be able to archery hunt. Took 20+ deer off there in the first 3 years. All doe. Neighbor sold the property and the mo-mo that owned it left the woods go for the first 2 years. Then all of the sudden on the border, less than 2 feet off it a ladder stand appears. No problem, we talked and he was adamant over just hunting a few weekends with Xbox. No problem, after work show up to hunt 2.5 hours before dark and I am walking in he waves me off. I am like what? He asked me to leave since he was there first. I left, a little steamed, but left. Following weekend, I am on stand at 10am. He comes walking in a 1/2 hour before dark, puts his hands up says "my property, my rules". I am 30' up this tree figuring the night is shot. He btw had no camo, nothing but jeans, work boots and a flannel shirt and I could smell the diesel from where he was on his boots. Five minutes later a big herd of doe roll off the housing development and in the lead was a fat old doe. I look over and he could see them coming too, he stood up and so did I. I picked out the lead doe and grunted for her to stop and placed a perfect shot through both lungs, she leaps forward about ten feet stands there for a minute then runs dead into the bottom of the other guys tree on my side and dies. Poetic justice sometimes is pleasing. I left that gut pile right where she dropped. He needless to say was really angry, and then two weeks later I dropped a double on the same property and left those gut piles 10 yards from the stand dragging them out as he was walking in, he just retreated back to the house.
 

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A guy I work with, that doesn't hunt, bought an 18 acre piece about 10 yrs ago. Supposedly nobody was hunting it and he said to me one day, if you want to hunt it, you can. Im thinking great, no more gamelands. So I go out there one day and looked at it, and it seems like it has some promise, seen some decent sign. Only problem was someone had a ground blind on it made of wood and plastic. I also found signs of other people using the property. I told the owner about my findings, and he told me to post it if I wanted because no one should be on it, and so I did. Well all of a sudden, 2 adjoining property owners show up at different times and come to see me on a day when I was out there posting. The one guy comes up to me on his quad and says, "Can I help you." And I replied, "No, Can I help you, you're the one on private property. He was a little mad and he tells me he's been hunting there for years. I said well no more. And I told him to remove his blind. He got mad and left on his quad, of course with a beer in his hand. A few weeks went by and he never removed his blind so I cut it down for him. The guy on the other side also sees me and tells me he's been hunting it for years and actually shot a 9ptr last year on it. Well I told him theres 3 of us now that will be hunting it and he doesn't have permission to be on it. He gets mad and gives me his phone number for the owner I work with to call him. The owner I work with tells me to tell him that he has nothing to say to him and hes not calling him. So I told him. So what does this have to do with harassment. Well since archery season started, everytime they see my truck there, the one guy leaves his dog out that barks constantly all day, and he yells at me that i'm too close to his property when Im walking in and out. The other guy comes down right near the border of the property and cuts firewood at 7:30-8 am every time i'm there. Him and another guy purposely are very loud, and I know its towards me. Now both of them are telling me the posters I put up are in the wrong spot, when I clearly put them in line with a few boundary pegs I found. I think they are trying to make it hard on me so I quit going there. But that's not gonna happen. If they keep harassing me when Im there to hunt, sooner or later I will make a report.
 

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I used to experience hunter harassment every time I hunted! Didn't matter where I was hunting, nor what I was hunting for. It happened every time.


It finally ended....when I got divorced :D
 

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Yes, hunting a funnel on my land that leads to my neighbors land. I was 20 yards off my line, facing my land. He pulls up on his tractor and start'staking pictures of me for 10min. I refused to budge or look at him for fear I would get down and strangle him. Call him that night to ask what he is doing. Says, if I shot a deer it could run on his property. I reciprocate the same question to him. He couldn't come up with a intelligent answer. End of convo. Sends me a certified letter stating no tresspassing or retrieving deer. That's fine it works both ways. Lol, and we both border 8,000 acres of game lands. I'm the least of his worries. He's really worried about people shooting HIS deer.
 
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