collapse
Sound like the real thing! Order Jason Phelps Calls Here

Author Topic: Road Hunters  (Read 4994 times)

Offline 12Gauge

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 555
  • Location: Lacey, WA
Road Hunters
« on: November 02, 2008, 03:03:53 PM »
Just got back from elk hunting in the Winston area (520).  Our group got there on Friday afternoon set up camp and got ready for opening day.  Opening day, we walk to our hunting site about 1/2 mile away or so and began to wait in the thick stuff for movement of animals, no luck.  I hear at least 20 different groups of shots some raging from 1 to 4, I was thinking that those animal are really though or the shooter is a NSF (non Shooting f@#k), missed and had to take consecutive shots.  11:00 o'clock rolls around and we headed back to camp for lunch when we discovered what the shooting is all about.  ROAD HUNTER'S were indiscriminately shooting into the woods to scare off animals.  Just how smart is that?  We talked to some folks there and they said they saw the same thing.  Needless to say our planned week long hunt was cut short due to safety reasons.  I am gonna have to archery hunt next year just to avoid getting hit with a stray bullet.   
Progressives are coming for your guns. 
What are you going to do?

Well me, I do not have any guns, gave away or sold them 15 years ago.

Offline saylean

  • Team Slayer Packmule
  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 8004
  • Location: Stanwood
    • www.facebook.com/Nobaitjustbears
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 03:13:40 PM »
Did you report them? Sorry to hear your hunt was ruined.
Author of "No Bait Just Bears" and "The Ultimate Guide To Black Bear Hunting". Follow on Instagram: bozeandbears.

Offline huntnphool

  • Chance favors the prepared mind!
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 25871
  • Location: Pacific NorthWest
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 03:17:43 PM »
Sorry to here about your hunt
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first!

Offline Gobble

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 2446
  • Location: Buckley, Wa
  • Wack'em and Stack'em
    • Dave Harder
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 04:03:30 PM »
I wouldnt be surprised if it was a orchestrated effort by the antis to disrupt the hunt

Offline 12Gauge

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 555
  • Location: Lacey, WA
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 04:48:48 PM »
It could have been anti's.  No we did not report it I could not get service out there,  I am sure other hunters will report it specially those who we talked too, they mentioned they were going to look in to it more.
Progressives are coming for your guns. 
What are you going to do?

Well me, I do not have any guns, gave away or sold them 15 years ago.

Offline robodad

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 4329
  • Location: PA, WA.
    • frog4life !!
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 04:52:56 PM »
Quote
ROAD HUNTER'S were indiscriminately shooting into the woods to scare off animals

I am afraid that this kind of activity would not even be condoned by road hunters and it really sucks that you lump them right in with the POS anti's, I have several friends that are road hunters and it is because of one disability or another and would never condone this type of activity. I know other folks that road hunt as well that are not disabled and even them would have no part in what you describe, can't imagine them being "Hunters"

Sorry your hunt was ruined by someone though !!   :(
« Last Edit: November 02, 2008, 05:21:05 PM by robodad »
The essense of freedom is the proper limitation of government !!!

Offline huntnphool

  • Chance favors the prepared mind!
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 25871
  • Location: Pacific NorthWest
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 05:13:51 PM »
There is a favorite spot of mine in the Methow that I hunt deer in. In the past few years the area has been being bought up by Granola's and they are less than personable. Well the last couple years they seem to have a well planned agenda, and thats to scare away the deer in the public land. Every morning I see them pushing their strolers, with kids, up the road and down the service roads. Typically they are followed by a couple gals on bikes and they ring handlebar mounted bells the whole way, talking loud and making as much noise as they can. Of course they don't wear orange either :dunno: but to each their own.
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first!

Offline 1bowhunter1

  • WORK?
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 572
  • Location: Brush Prairie Washington
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008, 05:19:25 PM »
I would of shot back!!!   Thats the main reason I started bow hunting 10yrs ago!  No brush shotting hunters at bow season.....sorry to hear that.
The wife said if I go hunting 1 more time, she's going 2 leave me!!  Gosh I'm gonna miss her.

Offline huntnphool

  • Chance favors the prepared mind!
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 25871
  • Location: Pacific NorthWest
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008, 05:21:44 PM »
I would of shot back!!!   Thats the main reason I started bow hunting 10yrs ago!  No brush shotting hunters at bow season.....sorry to hear that.

Sure there are, grouse season starts then too and they are just as bad at times :bash:
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first!

Online SCRUBS

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 801
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008, 06:18:13 PM »
That is absolutely insane :o  Sorry to hear your hunt was ruined.

Online funkster

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 2822
  • Location: Kent,Wa
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008, 06:22:44 PM »
Trust me everyone bow hunting sucks, stay in your respective user group.There is no animals out in Sept anyways. The heat is crazy and if you happen to get one down it will spoil before you can get it out. It would be better to switch gmu's than user group.

If you want to make it,
you can't fake it,
you gotta live it.

"Lynch would serve him up about 5 yards of new-age-football reverse propulsion."- Bullkllr

Offline scoyoc5

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1237
  • Location: Spanaway,Wa
  • NRA lifetime member
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 06:34:45 PM »
user group? wtf? I hope your just being a  :sas:
Switchback XT,Goldtip,Muzzy MX-3,Winners choice...Aim small miss small

Offline Big Jim Jr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 37
  • Location: Spanaway, WA
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 09:03:32 PM »
My question is how in the heck is shooting INTO the woods going to scare animals out so a road hunter could get it? Last time I shot at an animal it ran AWAY from me. I think it may have been just a bunch of idiots trying to screw up the hunting. For all anyone knows it could have been a group of archers or muzzleloaders trying to keep the elk for them. Anyway we look at it.. :stup:
Just because I look big, dumb, and ugly doesn't mean I am. It just means I can stomp you for calling me it.

Offline dbllunger

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1072
  • Those who can do. Those who can't complain.
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2008, 11:06:30 PM »
Here how bad the hunters are in Wa.  I hit the scan button on my radio (yes it is a matter of how bad we are).  I heard three different hunters telling their buddies they would fire off a shot to find their way.  Yes I use some technology to help out group, but I have never had to fire a shot to find my way back in in 39yrs of hunting.  I used to figure someone killed a bull now it is just finding their PU.  Please let me retire and claim another state.

Offline Mama Bear

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 54
  • Location: Olympic Peninsula
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2008, 11:15:45 PM »
That's so weird.  Most of the anti hunters I know are scared to make eye contact with a gun, much less pick it up and shoot it.  But it doesn't make sense a hunter would be trying to scare the animals way.   :dunno:  Either way, that is NOT a safe place to be!  Good you got outta there.

Offline Todd_ID

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 2912
  • Location: Clarkston
  • Hunt Hard!
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 11:18:12 PM »
Hard to say...some guys like to shoot their guns once they get out into the GREAT OUTDOORS without regard to those who are already there.  Maybe that was the day that the critters were moving, and the shots were mostly on legal critters.  Never know.......
Bring a GPS!  It's awkward to have to eat your buddies!

Offline PWN Kurt

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 186
  • Location: Vancouver, WA
Re: Road Hunters
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2008, 11:32:49 PM »
I agree that the anti-hunters would not shoot wildly into the woods.  I don't see them using guns for anything.  If that was really their agenda, they would have just honked the horn and blasted the radio.  That's much cheaper than using ammo...not to give em' any ideas.

It was just some dangerous road hunters and I think we should all do our part to report it when we see it or hear it.

Sorry for the bad luck.  I've called off a couple hunts because of similar circumstances.


 

ElkNut Outdoor Productions

* Recent Topics

.257 weatherby loads by gutsnthegrass
[Today at 07:29:46 PM]


feeding stations by fishwhackin
[Today at 07:29:23 PM]


Landscapes (pics) by Watimberghost
[Today at 07:28:29 PM]


double .222 by Dan-o
[Today at 07:25:57 PM]


FS: Daiwa Tanacom 1000 electric reel by hiway_99
[Today at 07:25:31 PM]


2017 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange - LIST IS CLOSED by Dan-o
[Today at 07:24:22 PM]


Bundy Story by Netminder01
[Today at 07:23:30 PM]


Recurve tips by n_mathews13
[Today at 07:15:30 PM]


Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon) by Special T
[Today at 07:12:36 PM]


The Guy Made $84K fishing in 5 months by snake
[Today at 07:00:16 PM]


Best Diesel Truck Engine by KFhunter
[Today at 06:51:34 PM]


Smoking cheese tomorrow. Any last minute tips? by NRA4LIFE
[Today at 06:38:34 PM]


My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close by Mallardmasher
[Today at 06:24:18 PM]


Blacktail Second Estrus by Mallardmasher
[Today at 06:21:06 PM]


Nintendo DS by Mudman
[Today at 06:18:46 PM]


My 2017 Northeast raffle hunt by wheels
[Today at 06:08:58 PM]


5 Points......(mule deer or blacktails) by 7mmfan
[Today at 06:05:56 PM]


coyotes know of anyone buying whole coyotes? by GurrCentral
[Today at 05:59:10 PM]


Kori (Hancock) traps by Humptulips
[Today at 05:58:30 PM]


Daughter's success 2017 by Huntin4Ever
[Today at 05:55:25 PM]