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Old 10-16-2017, 11:17 AM   #51
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I also have pictures but I'm not going to post them here

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:20 AM   #52
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It's clearly marked public. I gave the GW gps coordinates. Not sure what ever happened but I don't plan on going to check it out. It was pretty nerve racking knowing these people are that bold and that they could be there with a gun. So I'll just mind my own business and hopefully the GW took care of business

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The warden might be in for ticketing the offender(s), but it's usually up to the property managers to get the stands off.


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Old 10-16-2017, 11:22 AM   #53
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I also have pictures but I'm not going to post them here

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Letís see them!!!! Could be my camp! Lol. We have had people walk up on our property thinking it was national forest. We are surrounded by forest on 4 sides!


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Old 10-16-2017, 11:28 AM   #54
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I definitely have the coordinates. Didn't take pictures. Was thinking about reporting it but wonder if the game warden will go back there to deal with it. It's definitely on public land but quite a ways in. Also makes me a bit worried since I'm probably on their trail cameras. You never know how someone might react.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:29 AM   #55
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I can assure everyone of you that it is not private land. The fence with boundary signs is about 100 yards from each stand. Plus, I followed the trails straight to private land. That is marked clearly. I don't have pictures of the trails as once I found the stuff it was time for me to go. I think I was about 1.5 miles from the nearest road.

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:32 AM   #56
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I can assure everyone of you that it is not private land. The fence with boundary signs is about 100 yards from each stand. Plus, I followed the trails straight to private land. That is marked clearly. I don't have pictures of the trails as once I found the stuff it was time for me to go. I think I was about 1.5 miles from the nearest road.

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:36 AM   #57
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Man, I used to could walk to my stands blindfolded way back in the woods, but I find myself relying more on my GPS to get to my "spots". Never had a GPS when I was younger and never had any problems. So I sympathize with the guys hanging the crap every 20 feet, but I agree it's littering and it makes to woods look like crap. It's only the random newbies who uses it on the areas I hunt nowadays. The reflective tacks can be handy but remove them when your done or once you familiarized yourself to the area. Some of the stuff I hunt is so thick, it's not about getting to your GPS coordinate, it's about hitting the right trails, or you end up on your hands and knees crawling through briars so thick you can't see through them.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:49 AM   #58
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Oh, and to boot they had those little clip on trail markers every 10 feet on trails big enough for a side by side. I was amazed that they couldn't follow a trail that was so beat down. With that being said, I didn't pull the thread off topic lol.

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Old 10-16-2017, 12:13 PM   #59
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Rough crowd ... some folks are just not as directional savy as you awesome outdoorsmen

Seems like moving flagging to cause someone to get lost is wrong ...

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Old 10-16-2017, 12:43 PM   #60
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I donít understand why people feel like they can just do what they want on public land. Flagging tape is annoying to me, but just the top of the iceberg unfortunately. Public hunting is a privilege and I wish more people saw/treated it that way.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:01 PM   #61
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Oh, and to boot they had those little clip on trail markers every 10 feet on trails big enough for a side by side. I was amazed that they couldn't follow a trail that was so beat down. With that being said, I didn't pull the thread off topic lol.

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Hmmm, trail markers leading to their illegal set up. They didn't think that one through too far. That box blind is bold though.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:26 PM   #62
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The trail markers were 1.5 miles in, where they cross over into the public. I assume not too many people have stumbled upon it

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Old 10-20-2017, 06:01 AM   #63
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AMEN

I have thought of having a "TBH Cleanup" at the end of the season.

Put it together and let us know, definitely interested. Just another excuse to get out into the woods. I hate that stuff hanging everywhere.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:08 AM   #64
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We aren't all blessed with your navigational skills so I would second the comment about the risk of pulling someone's flags for safety concerns. I agree that they can be considered an eye sore but if it helps a new hunter or even a seasoned hunter with or without children to get out and do something we all enjoy then so be it as long as it's not a violation.

As far as the GPS or phone app with GPS, don't let that be your safety blanket. I dang near got lost in Big Thicket and I had a waypoint of where I parked the truck. It started to get dark and I headed back but the good ol GPS couldn't get a signal. I was only about 100 yards from the road but when every tree and water hole looks the same, you can go in circles if you don't watch out.

I think a compass should be in every person's toolbox if going out in unfamiliar territory.

I always carry a compass when in unfamiliar places, and sometimes in familiar country, from bad experiences in the past. Take a reading BEFORE you go in too and set your direction for the direction to follow out, not the other way around.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:15 AM   #65
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I'm a surveyor, i use it every day and I also know that ALL of it used today is made of soy bean.
no surveyors on public hunting areas, and I've been in a lot of them. Like others have said, we find tape that's been weathered over long periods of time, it is not 'soybean tape' ... lol! Whenever or where ever I see it in mass quantities, its coming down and either carry it out or bury it.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:25 AM   #66
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That looks like a lot of work.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:57 AM   #67
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Put it together and let us know, definitely interested. Just another excuse to get out into the woods. I hate that stuff hanging everywhere.
After the season is over. I will see if I can get the SHNF onboard. I have had a lot of fun on public land and this is a way to give back.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:33 PM   #68
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Anyone ever find any ponds in the forest?
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:26 PM   #69
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While I agree the surveyors flagging is an eyesore it has its uses. I have used it to mark some blood spots in case I lose the trail so I can go back to my last spot. I pull it back up on my way out though so nobody will come across it. I only started hunting public land five years ago and it took me a while to find my way around so I started slowly going further and further until I learned the landmarks. Land surveying is my career so I have a good sense of direction but not everyone does so remember that when youíre pulling it down.

I take it down when I see it on my way in if no other vehicles are there but never on my way out just in case someone is back there. I also had a good contact I met here on the green screen that had been hunting public land for over twenty years meet me my first time out scouting. He spent hours showing me around the place in general so I could access different areas, of course these were spots well away from his hunting spots.

Side Note: Iím not absolutely sure if all surveyors flagging is this way but every kind, color and brand I have ever come across is biodegradable.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:02 PM   #70
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I'm not sure why someone felt it was needed on this trail, but they won't find it if/when they come back out.



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Old 11-21-2017, 02:46 PM   #71
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I'm not sure why someone felt it was needed on this trail, but they won't find it if/when they come back out.



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Old 11-21-2017, 02:49 PM   #72
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We picked up 4 bags of trash and crashed chair from a pack it in, pack it out camp. What do people not understand??

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Old 11-21-2017, 02:51 PM   #73
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I used flagging tape this past weekend at the H to let everyone know where I was. Out there almost everyone wants to spread out. I used two pieces and took them home when I left.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #74
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Flag away so I know to stay away don't bother me at all when I'm out and see it I know someone is already hunting the area so mind my own business and move on
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:37 PM   #75
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I used to be good enough to find my spot without tape or a light when I hunted LANWR as a young buck. First year of two I sinned and used tape but always took it down after my hunt was over. I graduated to a hand held GPS after a while (pre smart phone days)and never looked back.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:57 PM   #76
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While we're on things not to do on public land, has anyone ever come across a feeder set up on public? Saw one last week pretty far in. I left it alone, but it's disappointing to see something like that when I'm putting in the hard work.

Just curious what area was that? Was it actually in use?
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