Wisconsin DNR allowing Stands and Blinds overnight on public land.

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  1. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    In general I like the idea of being able to keep a stand out on public land, but I'm not sure allowing it all season long is the best idea. With trying to get in the woods with my youngest daughter, it would certainly be easier to setup ahead of time so we only needed to walk in when we actually hunt. But I can definitely see hunters going out and leaving a stand sit and only hunt from it a couple days all season. would be nice if there was a good way to limit them to no more than a week at a time without having to take them down. Maybe only allow them overnight from Wed-Sunday.


    https://www.wpr.org/dnr-oks-leaving-tree-stands-overnight-public-land
     
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    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    WOW!!!!

    Some common sense!!!!
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I dislike the idea, but most hunters are lazy so makes sense this would be supported.
     
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    This is just a change to WDNR lands. National Forest and many northern Counties have allowed this for many years.

    Sure, there have been some problems but more problems with bait sitters getting territorial. I like it so I can slip into hunt in the dark without making noise. Alos safer since I don't have to do it in the dark and set up only once instead of very hunt.
     
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    dnoodles Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've never understood why that law was in place anywhere.
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you have a stand on public, get there at first light and another hunter is setup 10 yards from your prehung stand, what do you do? If the other hunter was there first he has as much right to hunt that spot as you do. Do you hunt your stand, do you leave, do you pull your stand and move, or do you confront the hunter for hunting "your spot".
     
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    takemrarely Weekend Warrior

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    Penna allows this and it causes issues....Bad move IMHO

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    dnoodles Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If someone beats me into "my" area of public woods, then it's incumbent on me to relocate. I wouldn't pull my stand b/c that could screw him over. I'd make do for the day. I've spot/stalked/shot deer from the ground before...

    Takem- I'm curious; what "issues" does it cause? I've hunted public land in IN and MI for 25+ years and never had any issues resulting from that.
     
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    Its the same issue if they stand is there in advance or not. Nobody can claim any area. Simple as that. The stand being able to stay there reserves nothing. You either will have respectful hunters or you won't.
     
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    takemrarely Weekend Warrior

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    People think they own the spot.... Hunt close because they are to lazy to move, or it is getting light and they think it is too late....


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