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Road Hunting Etiquette?
« on: November 20, 2023, 06:50:20 PM »
Not sure how to ask this, but I was taking my 75yo handicap FIL out for late buck season and we were road hunting on some logging roads glassing clear-cuts.

We seen a handful of bucks down a hill and across a draw. Approximately 400yds away and 150yds off the road on the otherside of the draw. There are other trucks up and down the road, but none of then stopped so guessing they didn't see them. I had a spotting scope out and set up about the 3rd or 4th truck stopped and got out to look with us. The couple commented a few times they were too far away. Once a few of them bedded down we told them we were going to drive over and see if we could find a better angle. We couldn't so we went back to our original position and the guy had his rifle set up and was getting ready to shoot. He looked at me and said one was a spike. I told him there were 3 spikes and a 2pt and asked that he give us some space to let us watch them in hopes they feed closer to the road for my FIL. He obliged and packed up.

I felt bad for asking and was happy he agreed to leave. But I was also a little pissed that he was trying to set up to take a shot after telling us he wouldn't.

As far as hunting I've always been told any animal another hunter was pursuing was theirs. Not sure how that applies to road hunters.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 07:08:55 PM »
I would say he should have moved on when he first noticed you had spotted them and were waiting for an opportunity.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 07:20:41 PM »
Grown ass man trying to shoot a spike out from underneath of you. Yeah, heís a dip *censored*.
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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 07:27:16 PM »
Losers.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 07:29:47 PM »
Did your FIL get the shot?

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2023, 07:40:33 PM »
 :yeah:

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 07:44:33 PM »
Did your FIL get the shot?

He didn't, we watched them for a few hours and had a great time though.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 07:59:37 PM »
Sometimes just being out like your situation is priceless!  If you had got a shot and the buck that would be the icing on the cake.  Glad you were able to be able to take him out. 

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 08:09:21 PM »
Itís the hurrah for me and go screw yourself crowd
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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2023, 08:22:44 PM »
Sometimes just being out like your situation is priceless!  If you had got a shot and the buck that would be the icing on the cake.  Glad you were able to be able to take him out. 

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This is 100% true. He's been my hunting partner for 20yrs. But his hip went out and is waiting for his hip replacement surgery. He said he wasn't upto shooting 400yds so we just watched them and talked hunting stories.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2023, 08:42:06 PM »
It seems like a lot of folks donít recognize etiquette anymore. I run into it far too often hunting and especially fishing.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2023, 09:24:25 PM »
It seems like a lot of folks donít recognize etiquette anymore. I run into it far too often hunting and especially fishing.

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Re: Road Hunting Etiquette?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2023, 11:13:12 PM »
They should have moved on initially, but at least they packed up and moved on instead of taking a shot.

 


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