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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2017, 06:26:15 AM »
update:

USFS drove and stopped by my friends camp. Ranger talked about giving out tickets to those ATV-ing into the 1502 closed road area, down the road quite a ways from Timberwolf turnoff.
Friend mentioned the treestand. USFS ranger asked him to show the location. They went and USFS logged coordinates via GPS. Back at USFS vehicle, got on his computer and made an official report.
USFS enforcement will monitor this site during muzzle and modern seasons, hoping to catch user.
but the stand will come down, at the hands of the ranger personally (chain saw).

YES, ranger verified it is illegal to build and permanent stand on national forest lands, open to the public. And if caught using a permanent stand, a hefty fine too.
Hefty fine huh, I guess the guys would have to admit they built it first.  That wouldn't be very smart.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2017, 06:28:07 AM »
I remember a thread from not so long back where a guy was pissed when someone "stole" his tree stand that he left permanently on public land. The general consensus was shock and outrage that someone would steal a tree stand that was admittedly left permanently on public land. No one mentioned that someone might have just been cleaning abandoned junk out of the woods. I would support the removal of some old junker steel stand over a nice (albeit terribly painted and camouflaged blind) that someone obviously spent time and effort constructing.

I know where a couple pirate cabins are on USFS land that I would never report. Too cool to find them and know where they are. Never know when they may come in handy or be useful for an odd season trip.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2017, 09:45:39 AM »
That is absolutely invading my woods and natural look n feel of the woods , someone is color blind or they have some way of getting in there in the winter so they can take it down for ice fishing somewhere , be scary COMEING up on that during bow season , some fool hunting grouse or something probly shoot me , needs a occupied light so all us real hunters r aware of ignorance present ,. LIGHT A MATCH !  HECK everybody else does on public lands , why do you think I want my money back , dang idiots  :bdid:
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2017, 09:48:32 AM »
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2017, 09:49:00 AM »
I am betting right now that the FS will do nothing.

I doubt they have the time, funds or staff to spend on removing all the blinds and crappers out there.


Well I lost that bet I guess.

A bet I'd be happy to loose  :tup:
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2017, 10:09:51 AM »
Seems like a lot of folks are fine with rules as long as they decide which ones to follow.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #81 on: September 28, 2017, 12:16:08 AM »
I think the FS has there work cut out for t them. Common to find stuff on federal lands.
Fancy out houses, equipment caches,tree stands,
Just a few I found in one weekend.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #82 on: September 28, 2017, 05:30:59 AM »
Private land

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #83 on: September 28, 2017, 06:14:07 AM »
Second to last is the shelter on Timberwolf.  Don't know if it housed the lookout workers or was a line cabin for cattle and sheep tenders. 

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #84 on: September 28, 2017, 07:43:27 AM »
Private land

All the above photo are US Forest Service Lands with in GMU 360 or 352. Anyone on this forum can walk right up to them.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #85 on: September 28, 2017, 07:45:42 AM »
Second to last is the shelter on Timberwolf.  Don't know if it housed the lookout workers or was a line cabin for cattle and sheep tenders.

Yes it is.

It appears to be used now days by Snowmobile Riders and 4x4 clubs based on the writings on the wall.
Walk right in.
Couple chairs in it too.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #86 on: September 28, 2017, 07:57:19 AM »
Photos one and three are of a elk camp. I am guessing Modern as I happen past one day three weeks before that season. They set the whole camp up complete with wall tent and cover it with plastic than leave.

# 1 is their outhouse.
# 3 is their cache of carpet and plastic at the same campsite a week ago.
Guess they are coming back.


And I would not be surprised to get a PM from someone on here to stop posting photos of their camp. But I am just guessing.

Really all I am saying is the US Forest Service doesn't seem to care a whole lot about structures on public land unless you point it out to them like the OP did.

The Timber Wolf shack is a part of the history of the area.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #87 on: September 28, 2017, 08:27:12 AM »
On the north side of Nelson butte, I found a great blue tarp camp with a 30 gal wood burner.  Only out of comfort thing was the fir tree fallen in the center of main shelter. 
FS can't do it all.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #88 on: September 28, 2017, 08:32:18 AM »
FS picks and chooses.  If something is known, easy to find then they deal with it.  They burned down one of the old packer cabins way back in the wilderness.  But a couple of the FS employees built their own cabin on DNR land that was off the beaten path.  I think some would be surprised how many cabins are built out there.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2017, 08:42:19 AM »
Yup, it's illegal.  I found one up near Manastash Ridge above Wells Meadows.  If anybody wants to use it, because it's on public land, I can send you the coordinates.  :)

 

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