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#6114261 - 01/01/16 11:14 PM Found this over looking my feeder
Ronnie Oneal Offline
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Registered: 08/18/11
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After hunting family land the last 5 years by myself stupid me shares pics of deer that my kids have shot. Well some other family members start nosing around this year. I got my feeder and blind set up on the far north end of the property which is about 200 acres. Plenty of room for someone else to go set them up a spot on the south end. Well after finding some stuff in my blind about a month ago that wasn't mine I locked up my blind. If they would of asked I absolutely would not of had a problem but sneaking out during the week when they knew I wouldn't be there ticked me off. So I find this set up about 40 yards to the west of my box blind the other day.





I couldn't do anything but laugh. Like I said a little respect of saying hey I know you been hunting out here for years but we would like to start hunting as well but don't have the money to set anything up so can I use yours when you arnt here would of been acceptable. They even cleared a few small trees out of the way to make them a little shooting lane LOL. Maybe I will set up something on the other end of the property for them next year so they won't have to go thru the trouble of building a brush blind at my feeder. Would this of upset yall or would yall be ok with it since it is family land and I don't pay to hunt it?

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#6114267 - 01/01/16 11:22 PM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I wouldn't be happy about it. Like you said, it lacks respect as well as courtesy. They could have said something, considering you've put in the work on that spot. I'm not sure what I would do about it, but I would be irritated.
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#6114273 - 01/01/16 11:29 PM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I want everyone to be able to hunt enjoy themselves if possible but I been feeding pretty much year around out there the last 4 or 5 years and they set up right on top of me. Heck they could of at least took their chairs back with them. What they don't know it 80 percent of the deer come in on a trail about 5 yards to the left of that brush blind they built. Was just kinda amazed about the disrespect of doing that. Guess that comes along with hunting a place for free and having no say but like I said it was more of a respect issue with me. I've yet to shoot a deer there bc I set it up for my kids. They have done well hunting that spot tho. I've shot a few on the south end of property just hunting trails but that blind and feeder is for my kiddos. Is what it is I guess...

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#6114301 - 01/01/16 11:57 PM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I'd probably cut the bottom out of the seat or take a big dump in it.
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#6114328 - 01/02/16 04:47 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I would be upset as well. Especially with it being family land, there is no excuse not calling you and asking permission to use your equipment. You say you hunt for free but in all actuality you pay to hunt there through buying or building a blind, feeder, corn and the gas going back and forth throughout the year feeding, checking camera and whatever maintenance you have to do.
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#6114332 - 01/02/16 05:15 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Well, if it's family land, that suggests to me that all of the family is entitled to enjoy it. Even though it's your stand and your feeder, it would be a reach for you to claim an "area" or territory for you to use exclusively.

This looks like a fine opportunity to contact the other hunters (I bet you have an inkling who they are) and propose some sort of cooperative approach.....maybe some food plots and an extra shared stand/feeder or two. There might even be a big strapping nephew who would love to dig in and help.

One thing's for sure.....you will derive a far better outcome by embracing your relatives rather than declaring war. Nice trumps nasty every time.
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#6114378 - 01/02/16 07:15 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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If this is how they approach hunting and life in general, I doubt they'll help or care much.
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#6114403 - 01/02/16 07:43 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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I would have 2 new chairs.....It may not have even been family, could have just as easily been trespassing neighbors.
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#6114412 - 01/02/16 07:49 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Sounds like its a family place. Do you own the place? If so, kick them off. If not...sounds like you have a tough call to make.
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#6114425 - 01/02/16 07:59 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Well, if it's family land, that suggests to me that all of the family is entitled to enjoy it. Even though it's your stand and your feeder, it would be a reach for you to claim an "area" or territory for you to use exclusively.

This looks like a fine opportunity to contact the other hunters (I bet you have an inkling who they are) and propose some sort of cooperative approach.....maybe some food plots and an extra shared stand/feeder or two. There might even be a big strapping nephew who would love to dig in and help.

One thing's for sure.....you will derive a far better outcome by embracing your relatives rather than declaring war. Nice trumps nasty every time.

This is probably the way you should treat it. However, the devil in me says burn that crap and have a dummy hanging from a noose in the tree next to it. But I often get in trouble for not thinking things thru first. So, better listen to Mr. Dawaba.
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#6114431 - 01/02/16 08:02 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Ahh, family dynamics. Personally, I would try to swing a lease of my own for my kids. Sounds like the situation is going to fester on your family place. And, I'd bet once you stop hunting it, their interest will die on the vine. You might be able to hunt it again someday, quietly. Think long term with a long-range plan.

I could describe a situation sillier than this in my family, but won't.
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#6114452 - 01/02/16 08:24 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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All good advice and every idea mentioned has ran thru my head. Yes I know who it is. Just can't believe with the other area to hunt out there they feel the need to set up right on top of my stuff like that. I even put up a camera kinda facing my blind so I could just see their reaction when they seen I had locked the box blind and the camera has been turned backwards twice. Went 5 years with no problems but this year has been a mess. I think I'm gonna ride it out without declaring total war and see what happens. When it all first started trust me I raised 9 kinds of hell. But it is land that I do not own so not much I can do. Trying to find a small lease so my kids can hunt is probably my best option so I don't end up strangling one of these bums. Thanks for the replies. I was thinking maybe I was in the wrong for being mad bc I don't pay a lease fee to hunt there.

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#6114460 - 01/02/16 08:30 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Sneaky]
Ronnie Oneal Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
If this is how they approach hunting and life in general, I doubt they'll help or care much.


And this right here is very true about them. Sad but true....

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#6114677 - 01/02/16 11:09 AM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
It happened on first lease we payed ta hunt... Chatted with a couple of guys said they had gotten permission ta hunt from another member, explained, no visitors during deer season, & they needed ta be with member... caught one guy in a stand but he tippy toed ta his truck before could chat... It happens ta people Paying ta lease also... flag
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#6115252 - 01/02/16 06:40 PM Re: Found this over looking my feeder [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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A bum's a bum and nothing's going to change it. I'd be POd too but talking to them won't change anything so you're better off getting a lease.

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