What do I do now ?


November 3, 2012, 03:37 AM
Scouted an area out last year and moved my stand there in early spring. This was a mile back on top of a hill on the corner of a shared propery I hunt. It overlooks a 50 yds. power line strip then about a 75 yds. strip of woods to the property line which is a CRP field. My daudhter got a nice doe out of that wood strip during the youth hunt this Sept. Went out yesterday to do some pre season scouting and right on the property line is a small ladder stand faceing mine 125 yds. across from me. :cuss: I didn't think I missed this and the tree doesn't look worn where the straps are so I thinks it's not been there long. There is no name on the stand, mine is marked with name and phone number. Since it is on the line I'll assume it's from someone on our side but could be the guy on the other side. So what do I do ? Season starts in two weeks , do a just hope it is not being used ? If day light comes and I see a orange hat do I leave or wait for him to leave ? Should I put a note on the stand letting him know my stand is across the field and has been for 9 months ? Maybe he didn't see it , but its a buddy ladder stand on the edge of the woods not real hard to miss if you look. It's to late to move, other stands are placed all arond the property. I picked this spot not only for good deer travel but it is so far out and hard to get too, no ATV can get there, now this. :( Any advice ?

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November 3, 2012, 06:14 AM
Hunt your deer stand. I think another hunter will not shoot at you but is there a fence dividing the two stands or is it located on different property?

November 3, 2012, 06:56 AM
no fence, my stand 50 yds. of grasses under power lines 75 yds. thinnly wooded strip his stand CRP behind his stand.

Do you think a nicely worderd note would work makeing him aware of my stand and when I plan to hunt ?

November 3, 2012, 09:02 AM
I would just leave him a nice note saying, I am over here, don`t shoot me..........

November 3, 2012, 09:14 AM
If it's someone that has the permission to hunt the property, I would assume it would be easy to find out who it is and contact them. Better to work it out before opening morning than be frustrated at first light. If it's someone hunting there without permission, odds are they will disappear soon after they see you. If it's on the adjoining property, ain't much you can do. Here in Wisconsin you cannot shoot over property lines without permission. If it's the same where you hunt, you can't shoot at the deer on his side and he can't shoot at the ones on yours. As far as cutting each other off, that's part of hunting one deals with when hunting property lines. IMHO, an experienced hunter wouldn't have missed seeing your ladder stand. If that's the case, good luck getting him to move it.

November 3, 2012, 02:41 PM
people will be people and i say if he doesn't respond to you leaving a note, contact the head of the lease or the land owner.

November 3, 2012, 02:57 PM
I doubt he say your stand. I would be sure to wear blaze orange and maybe hang a and orange vest from your stand. Since it is a different property, I don't think there is much you can do about it.

November 6, 2012, 11:01 AM
If two guys are running from a bear you have to outrun the other guy, not the bear. It is annoying but try to be quieter, earlier, and cleaner (less smell) than the other guy and maybe he will push something to you. Deer can't count. After he leaves the deer may come out. Make the best of it.

November 6, 2012, 11:19 AM
You could always shout over to him every five minutes or so, "SEE ANYTHING YET!!!".

November 6, 2012, 03:19 PM
You could be mean and nasty like me. Our lease had trees whereas the adjoining one had been clear cut. I found a climbing stand on a tree 10 yards over on our lease so I took out my Leatherman and disassembled the climber down to the last nut. I placed the pieces on a spread-out cloth with a no trespassing sign on it.
He removed his stand (pieces) and no one ever tried to trespass again from that lease.

I'm sure that leaving a polite note would suffice in your case. If not, you will both be saying "Cr@p!" on opening morning.

November 13, 2012, 09:00 AM
Leave a note. If he checks it before opening day hopefully he will move it. If not then it is probable that your opening day hunt will be a shared hunt. This is one of the problems with any hunting area. I try to stay well away from the border areas as it is normal for people on adjoining property to hunt near the border as well. That does not make them any more "wrong" as they have the right to hunt 100% of their property but I prefer to avoid conflicts especially when high powered rifles and unaware hunters are involved. I know people who would shoot an orange deer.
I like to know all my neighbors so we can talk about issues before they become a problem. That is not always possible I know.

November 13, 2012, 05:43 PM
Sounds like he wasn't paying attention when he placed his stand. I'd leave a polite note and contact the property/lease manager to make them aware of the situation. Maybe contact the manager of the property first, he might know the guy or know the guy who told him he could hunt there.

Doesn't sound like any need to get rude. Yet.

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