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Offline RookieBow1967

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ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:15:02 PM »
I was under the impression that blinds and tree stands were not allowed on feel free to hunt land. However i see them all over these hunting grounds. Allowed or not? I dont really see anything in the regs saying one way or another. To add to this question does setting up a blind or tree stand give a person first dibs on an area, I have been chased out of areas because, "Dont you see my treestand im hunting here" or "this is my bait pile go find your own spot"

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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 02:19:00 PM »
First part is easy.  Go find the plot of land on the wdfw map and click the info, it will say if blinds are allowed.
Some say temporary blinds and tree stands are ok. others say no

 
Second part, legally, no. first come first serve. Bait and a stand do not hold a place in line.  Heck even if Joe is hunting, you can hunt the same tree and bait if you want.
Ethically, that is something you will have to answer on your own.
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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 02:31:49 PM »
This is coming from a guy that had to kick a guy out of my stand last year. He set up right under the tree my stands were in and told me the only reason he did go up there was that he was scared of heights. I will put it to you like this. If you went down to the river and saw boat sitting there would you get in it and go fishing because you got there first?

On public land I believe that if you get there and establish a bait site it is yours to hunt. It is illegal to have another bait site within 200 yards of an established bait site so if you try to get right up in somebody's grill you are in the wrong. You want the spot? Get there earlier in the year and develop it as your own.  :twocents: 
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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 02:38:06 PM »
First part is easy.  Go find the plot of land on the wdfw map and click the info, it will say if blinds are allowed.
Some say temporary blinds and tree stands are ok. others say no

 
Second part, legally, no. first come first serve. Bait and a stand do not hold a place in line.  Heck even if Joe is hunting, you can hunt the same tree and bait if you want.
Ethically, that is something you will have to answer on your own.

So the gohunt page shows no blinds or tree stands. Every property i hunt in the area says the same thing, I have yet to see one that says tree stands or blinds allowed. Yet each of these properties have two to three tree stands set up in them. All the choke points and such have someone set up in them. Which is why i seem to run into a lot of people because they set up in the best locations. So a guy that follows the rules has to hunt the areas which are less productive and without the aid of concealment, or move into the good locations but be harassed by territorial hunters.   

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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 02:46:33 PM »
This is coming from a guy that had to kick a guy out of my stand last year. He set up right under the tree my stands were in and told me the only reason he did go up there was that he was scared of heights. I will put it to you like this. If you went down to the river and saw boat sitting there would you get in it and go fishing because you got there first?

On public land I believe that if you get there and establish a bait site it is yours to hunt. It is illegal to have another bait site within 200 yards of an established bait site so if you try to get right up in somebody's grill you are in the wrong. You want the spot? Get there earlier in the year and develop it as your own.  :twocents:

Also in the rules is no scouting allowed for these feel free to hunt areas so these guys that bait all summer are they breaking the rules? Cory we met last year, I was in your "spot" but left after talking to you.  I took your advice and set up my own spot which was blown out with four different hunters moving through it and spooking the deer. Which is why im on the move again and running into other hunters. As for arriving earlier I would but I did not think it was legal to access the properties out of season as it would be considered scouting. 

As for the boat analogy the river is public property, look at bouy 10 or other fishing spots fishermen congregate to where the fish are. I would not use someone elses stand or blind but the spot should be first come first serve.

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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »
Spots are absolutely first come first serve. If someone puts a stand up and thinks they’re going to run me out of the area just because they have a stand up if I was in there first there’d be a problem. For the feel free to hunt property have you contacted the landowners to see if they allow stands for hunting season?

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 03:01:31 PM »
Spots are absolutely first come first serve. If someone puts a stand up and thinks they’re going to run me out of the area just because they have a stand up if I was in there first there’d be a problem. For the feel free to hunt property have you contacted the landowners to see if they allow stands for hunting season?

No I have been going off the gohunt site. If the landowners allow blinds and such it should be reflected on the website you would think. I might have to give the landowner a call and see what he says.

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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 03:16:34 PM »
This is coming from a guy that had to kick a guy out of my stand last year. He set up right under the tree my stands were in and told me the only reason he did go up there was that he was scared of heights. I will put it to you like this. If you went down to the river and saw boat sitting there would you get in it and go fishing because you got there first?

On public land I believe that if you get there and establish a bait site it is yours to hunt. It is illegal to have another bait site within 200 yards of an established bait site so if you try to get right up in somebody's grill you are in the wrong. You want the spot? Get there earlier in the year and develop it as your own.  :twocents:

Nope,
But if there was nobody there, I'd set my lawn chair up next to it on the beach, toss out my line, and crack a beer.

I think a better analogy would be, if Ii go out to a spot I want to fish, and someone's left a marker buoy there, but they are not around,  do I fish that spot. The answer is, absolutely!

 

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
 
This is coming from a guy that had to kick a guy out of my stand last year. He set up right under the tree my stands were in and told me the only reason he did go up there was that he was scared of heights. I will put it to you like this. If you went down to the river and saw boat sitting there would you get in it and go fishing because you got there first?

On public land I believe that if you get there and establish a bait site it is yours to hunt. It is illegal to have another bait site within 200 yards of an established bait site so if you try to get right up in somebody's grill you are in the wrong. You want the spot? Get there earlier in the year and develop it as your own.  :twocents:

 
Nope,
But if there was nobody there, I'd set my lawn chair up next to it on the beach, toss out my line, and crack a beer.

I think a better analogy would be, if Ii go out to a spot I want to fish, and someone's left a marker buoy there, but they are not around,  do I fish that spot. The answer is, absolutely!

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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 03:21:43 PM »
If I walk into a spot and there is a vacant stand or blind and I want to hunt the area then I'm hunting. expecting somebody to keep going just in case you show up and want to hunt is absurd. Im not going to sit in your stand or blind but I have no problem tucking in and hunting.  Someone shows up and now wants to hunt tough,  move on.

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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 03:23:59 PM »
What about sitting in your stand over your bait and someone walks in and sits at the base of your tree after telling them you are up there and they acknowledge that, yet still sit and hunt over the bait you put out.
Had that happen last year.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 03:26:28 PM »
Just as absurd. I'd tell them clearly to move on. I don't understand the mentality of either. 

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 03:27:34 PM »
Just as absurd. I'd tell them clearly to move on. I don't understand the mentality of either.

I don't either.
I had no idea people actually thought that doing what he did was normal.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 03:28:20 PM »
This is coming from a guy that had to kick a guy out of my stand last year. He set up right under the tree my stands were in and told me the only reason he did go up there was that he was scared of heights. I will put it to you like this. If you went down to the river and saw boat sitting there would you get in it and go fishing because you got there first?

On public land I believe that if you get there and establish a bait site it is yours to hunt. It is illegal to have another bait site within 200 yards of an established bait site so if you try to get right up in somebody's grill you are in the wrong. You want the spot? Get there earlier in the year and develop it as your own.  :twocents:

Also in the rules is no scouting allowed for these feel free to hunt areas so these guys that bait all summer are they breaking the rules? Cory we met last year, I was in your "spot" but left after talking to you.  I took your advice and set up my own spot which was blown out with four different hunters moving through it and spooking the deer. Which is why im on the move again and running into other hunters. As for arriving earlier I would but I did not think it was legal to access the properties out of season as it would be considered scouting. 

As for the boat analogy the river is public property, look at bouy 10 or other fishing spots fishermen congregate to where the fish are. I would not use someone elses stand or blind but the spot should be first come first serve.

This is an interesting twist!
 What was said to make you move on after getting to the spot first?
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Re: ground blinds and/ or tree stands on feel free to hunt?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 03:37:26 PM »
The one that used to be a mile from my house, you couldn't do anything except hunt. No camping, nothing.
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