I have been hunting public land for a good portion of 25 years with my son... We have always respected the land and anyone hunting the lands. Last month we were setting up our tree stands and scouted the area we were planning to hunt. We did encounter a couple of stands that were already in place. So we just moved elsewhere away from the stands a good 200-300 yards away. We found two areas for our stands with NO other stands in site. We head out on opening day of the NY bow season. After sitting for the morning we decided to meet up. After I got down from my stand, I look back and low and behold not even 3o yards right behind me, some one decided to put up stand. Clearly I was frustrated and teed off. There was no way who ever put up that stand could not see my stand. Being the better person, we went through the task of taking down the steps and stand and moving away 150 yards. Just wondering why on the world someone would do this, I know it's public land but have some consideration. Be well and good luck to all. BTW, this is my first post, sorry to start off on a negative note.