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Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on May 12, 2009
Hey Del you forgot about the guys that dont even bring decoys and just shoot over yours, pisses me off.
Mine's gotta be the morons that drive around on public roads and shoot at bucks on posted private property.
I shot a buck last year on our private, posted property, just inside the woods.
The buck ran out into a hay lot and I could hear it thrashing around. I climbed down out of my stand, wearing a blaze orange hat and vest mind you, and followed the blood trail out into the hay lot.
I clear the hedge row walking into the field and I a see a truck on the side of road, the thrashing buck is on a strait line between me and the truck.
The moron is posted up across the hood of his truck, like he thinks he's on a swat team. He has my buck (and me!) in his sights.
Standing in an open field, wearing blaze orange I literally had to wave my arms and yell before this guy realized he was aiming his loaded gun at me.
I finished off the buck, pulled out my cell phone to call the game warden, and started walking towards the truck to get the plate number. As soon as he saw me heading towards him he took off.
I haven't seen that truck before or since.
Even worse was the next day when you arrived at your blind and the suckers were sitting in it watching the spread you left the evening before. Since this is trespassing a call to the game warden solves the problem until you come back another day to find the blind burned. This happened to a friend of mine down south a few years ago. Of course no ne knew anything.
Along the lines of what Ken said I also used to hate the hunters who did not own four wheel drives. I discovered that the drivers of two wheel drive Chevys with a 454 or a similiar Ford with a 460 usually drove as fast as they could up and down public roads looking over private land hoping to shoot a buck. Of course this vehicle description is a generalization but somewhat typical of what often happened. The license plates covered with mud on an otherwise clean truck also was a give away. The low lifes were to lazy to bother four wheeling into an area where they could walk to a stand or field as many of us feel is an appropriate hunting method. In Wyoming I detest any individual who chases antelope or deer with a pickup or four wheeler usually driving off of public two track roads. This land is fragile and the game animals deserve more respect.
Ken that happend to me also, I was dragging a buck off a ridge about 11:00 oclock and when I stoped to get my breath and looked up I was staring down the barel of a 300 mag. at 50 yards, and I was wearing orange.
People stealing tree stands thats what kills me. Also while your fishing and you have a hole hog.
people that take shots after dark during deer season. it's obviously 20 minutes past sundown, which is VERY illegal, and i'm still hearing gun shots every so often. ticks me off how people are stupid like that. another deer hunting one, i hate sooners! if you can't wait to hunt in the legal time, you shouldn't be hunting at all.
Down at Marai De Cynes one day Billy and I were taking up our decoys and 2 guys down the dike a couple hundred yards fired 5 shots at a goose. Goose shooting hours end at 1:00 pm each day there. Then they continued shooting ducks long after sundown. We made it almost to the parking lot when a game warden came driving down the dike so as we was telling him about these guys they cut loose again. The warden went tearing down the dike and caught those two morons in the act. They shot again as he pulled up nearby.
One of my pet peeves is a 4-shot one hole group at 100 yards, and the fifth shot is a flyer. Worse: I've got a group I can cover with a dime and the shooter next to me fires on my target by mistake.
I can't stand it when you're hunting and people come flying by your stand/blind on atvs. They spook everything within hearing distance and generally ruin the hunting for a couple weeks.
Three years ago I was hunting the Co-op in central New York. Out of no where a dog came running by me but did not spot me. I watched him run off with his nose to the ground. About 10 minutes later I hear some trees and brush moving. Then I see brown but not a deer, there was a guy wearing a brown carhart cross country skiing with his dogs. He is lucky that I was a responsible shooter and didnt just shoot at brown. This should not happen, so when we left the woods the guy was still around. We confronted him and he jumped in his truck and drove off. Not really sure what the game warden did though. But some people need common sense.
ATVs on public land. I don't know what is worse about it; the shear rudness to your fellow hunters, or the lazyness.
I've got a few of them. I have had the same experience as Ken and the others while dragging out a deer. This year my problem has been knot heads baiting turkeys off of my hunting area. These guys spent several thousand dollars in corn plus the effort. I can't believe someone gets any real satisfaction out of shooting a turkey or any other animal off of a pile of corn...
Another I have is while bear hunting and the bear is treed. Another group of hunters lead their dogs in and kill the bear you treed and then claim that their dogs ere there first
Bass fishing from a boat withing 50 yards of the bank and the a$$hole on the jet ski decides to go between you and the bank. They don't know how lucky they are that I'm fishing and have a rod in my hand instead of hunting with a shotgun in hand.
I hate people that go trophy hunting and just throw out the meat. And people that drive by roads and shoot deer from thier car, And people who use your decoy when your hunting.
Mine is the same as Del's orgininal peeve. I once worked for two months preparing for opening day of goose season. I had a beautiful three acre island covered with recently mowed winter wheat and about a thousand goose decoys. 10 minutes after sunup on opening day an idiot came down the river with a portable blind in his boat. He plunked his blind in the middle of my decoys and started shooting geese. Unfortunately he was upwind of me and got all the shooting. He advised me that he lived in America and had a right to hunt anywhere he wanted. This was before cell phones and I hated having to shoot someone over a goose, so I just shook my head and let him hunt. I can't imagine how some people think and such confrontations certainly take the fun out of what would otherwise be a great day.
Yeah guys that have portable boat blinds can really screw you on the wind deal if you are land based. As the saying goes "He who is upwind, is up yours".
Speaking of idiots duck hunting I once had a guy take out one of my decoys. I was hunting woody's way back in a small creek in a back water directly off the creek channel and this guy comes motoring down the creek. I figured it was a fisherman going up the creek no big deal until he got to a clearing in the cypress saw my decoys and touches one off. Its a dang good thing he had more motor than I do cause I would have liked to have whooped that jump shooting idiot. If you are going to jump shoot a duck remember THE ONES THAT DON'T MOVE ARE PLASTIC.
i would have to go with idduckhntr. i hate it when they do that.
Agreed with idduckhntr and + 1 for you sir!!!
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