Originally Posted by JTJ
I know the feeling. I quit hunting because I did not have access to private land and the public land was too dangerous. The last time out I got shot at twice and had to duck behind a tree. I was really getting tempted to shoot back so I stopped hunting. One idiot shot his own horse and it was wearing a blaze orange saddle blanket. Some of the "hunters" were so drunk they could barely walk.
Yep, waiting in line in the morning to check in you could smell the whiskey on the hill jacks....a group bragging loud and proud about how they had been up all night and "killed that bottle dead"..staggering around with 12 guage shotguns loaded with slugs...if i cant find private ground i will be quiting hunting!
Actually i have property in the UP of MI. But being a non resident my tags are $138+....then add in the gas for the 500 mile, 1 way, trip. Gets expensive for the chance at a buck only, gamey tasting deer. Then toss in trying to start a youngin' and living a week or two in a tent in Mid Nov. In Northern MI.......