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#5569554 - 01/28/15 02:48 PM Tree stand etiquette yes or no
fishingoncredit Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
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So I've noticed a lot of people leave there tree stands up in the tree on public land. Is it ok to climb up and use someone's stand or is that considered a no no?

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#5569820 - 01/28/15 05:19 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Originally Posted By: fishingoncredit
So I've noticed a lot of people leave there tree stands up in the tree on public land. Is it ok to climb up and use someone's stand or is that considered a no no?


Are you serious? If you are, just think how you might feel if you went to your stand one morning and someone else was in it.
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#5569849 - 01/28/15 05:39 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: Palehorse]
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: fishingoncredit
So I've noticed a lot of people leave there tree stands up in the tree on public land. Is it ok to climb up and use someone's stand or is that considered a no no?


Are you serious? If you are, just think how you might feel if you went to your stand one morning and someone else was in it.


Going to have to agree with this...
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#5569913 - 01/28/15 06:10 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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As Jack Nicholson said in Batman..."never rub another man's rhubarb".

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#5570040 - 01/28/15 07:34 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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On leases werr every one knows every one its a little different. Opening week ends every one hunted their own stand. We had board & sign in so person would now were every one ones hunting. Public land is tougher hunt. their might be 8-10 or more vechicals at one parking area. Rules say have to be so far from parking. if ya hunt close ya may get bumped into by other hunters, just trying ta set up. your allowed ta leave stand for so many days. it is Open ta Public i've had people walk an sit 40 yrds away. dont think thry knew i was their. Have also acidently walked inta persons area, in thick switch cain. if ya dont havr a stand, i know people who take 5 bucket an sit an take deer. i have couple self climbing & chain on stands so can see movement & try get a pattern. An have the 3 peace lader steps. flag
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#5570054 - 01/28/15 07:44 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Ellis County, TX
I would not sit in someone else's stand on public land. If I even find a persons set up then I just look elsewhere. When I have a stand out, I don't want to find somebody in it and reall don't like it when they knowingly set up on top of me but it is public land, first come first serve every sit. It's the biggest reason I don't enjoy hunting it but with no lease, that's all I have to hunt but only hunt archery areas.

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#5570288 - 01/28/15 09:58 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Registered: 09/23/12
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Heck yeah it's a serious question bc first off the law on public land is you can have non perminant stand set up for up to 72 hours or uses metal nails, spikes, screws, or bolts to attach such structures to the timber; and after that the stand owner is technically breaking the law.
So I normally hunt on the same peice of public land and I know it very well and there are about 10 stands and roughly half of them have been there for over 6 months that I know of and I Know I'll find more. But yeah I've never seen anyone in them so I figured I'd see what other people thought. oo and I wouldnt dream of during deer season but its hog time so why not if its vacant!

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#5570297 - 01/28/15 10:04 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: Palehorse]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/12
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: fishingoncredit
So I've noticed a lot of people leave there tree stands up in the tree on public land. Is it ok to climb up and use someone's stand or is that considered a no no?


Are you serious? If you are, just think how you might feel if you went to your stand one morning and someone else was in it.


Well if I had put it up the day before then heck yeah I'd be pissed. Now if I hung it last year and said I'll see ya next season and someone found it and was using it before me then i wouldnt be able to say crap bc first off how do you prove you own it and second off if it is yours and its been up for over 72 hours then your breaking the law

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#5570605 - 01/29/15 07:57 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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scratch so u can use metal nail, spikes, screws or bolts ? was told that was a No No i went an sent money on them ladder sticks. they do work great for dragging out a deer like the Indians dragged their teepees. can use your safty harness with it. think your right about the stand for 72 hours then have ta move it. archery hunts i use climbing & chain on. if come across some one elses stand, i try find different area ta put up mine. good thread, have seen many people complain about the fence hunters. the diffetence is thats privet land & person has a rite. Public Land is a tougher hunt. drag a hog or deer for a mile. flag
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#5570801 - 01/29/15 09:41 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/12
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Ooo crap I meant to say can't use metal nail screws spikes etc.. I guess that what beer and typing gets ya

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#5570858 - 01/29/15 10:19 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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No I wouldn't use a tree stand or a ground blind I happen upon.

I do plan on having a lock on and stick ladder on public next season. I may not leave it set up but will hide it well so I don't have to keep humping one in. If its stolen well that's the chance I take.
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#5570886 - 01/29/15 10:36 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/12
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Yeah I wont even approach a ground blind I'll turn around if I see them. Now since its pig season and I've noticed stands since deer season with no one in them I now will approach the tree and look around at the surrounding area to see what makes it special and take notes so this next season maybe I'll find my special tree for my stand! But right now I'd rather beat the brush to find a pig then sit and wait for them to wake up and come find me


Edited by fishingoncredit (01/29/15 10:40 AM)

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#5571136 - 01/29/15 12:25 PM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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yingyang agh, grass hopper, my bad english & dry scents of humor, i too been acused of drinking or smoking while posting. during hog hunts, i be pudding one foot in front of the other, looking for fresh hog sign, & eyes watching for movement. as far as finding stands. Deer hunters have usualy pulled em. have pocket note book full of rubs scrapes & travel trails with deer tracks. 98% of archery deer hog hunts i do on WMA are basicly set up for hogs. U may have stumbled on some ones hog stand, that went back ta camp. An by next years deer season the pattern of the rubs scraps ya may have found by the stand, might change due ta hunting presure. Thanks for clearing up bout the screw in steps, metal nails & such. Each WMA has its own rules. Some allow hog hunts with dogs, some baiting for hogs. i learned a few are HF Edit: not sure if Topic still on here. It was about hunting with dogs for hogs on WMA flag
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#5572980 - 01/30/15 09:33 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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Go over to the migratory section and ask the same question. They would say, "public is public" when it comes to blinds and what not.

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#5573147 - 01/30/15 10:56 AM Re: Tree stand etiquette yes or no [Re: fishingoncredit]
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The COE Rangers up here at Texoma have told me for years that any privately placed equipment - tent, camping stuff, blinds & vehicles ( or mebbe not & I would not want to test that in court somewhere ) left over 24 hours on COE Property is verbooten/fobidden& against COE Regs period paragraph page and subject to being treated as abandoned, and was available to anyone who wanted to remove it.

Last time I called them to come get some camping stuff & a tent, sleeping bags & coolers that had been left for close to a week down on the beach in front of my house they got really PO'd that I'd called & wanted to know why I hadn't just put the stuff in the trash like I do all the beverage cans and bottles instead of calling them...Just Sayin'
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