Slack Tide wrote:This is as complex as you want to make it....
Well, maybe yes and maybe no. In New York anyway;
"•Blinds placed in lake waters must be labeled with the owner's name and address.
•Blinds must be removed from lake waters no later than March 15."
That would indicate at least some level of ownership and or responsibility. On the other hand, there have been some "Blind Wars" on the Lower Lake in Yaphank, to the point of having to call the authorities in the middle of the night.
On the other hand, I do like this suggestion:
Slack Tide wrote:At best, if I were to approach the blind...I would scope it and maybe do an afternoon hunt...then I would leave a note thanking the guys with my cell.
In a couple of the places I hunt, there are some fairly makeshift blinds built along the shore. Basically, it's first come first served. Most of the guys in the area are pretty decent about it. But every once in a while some bung hole will show up. Had one opening day last year. A couple of guys were set up in one of the usual places and three idiots from out of town show up and set up 40 yards away from them. When I walked past them I mentioned that there was another party pretty close and I was told, "screw them, we were here first." When I walked past the second group, who I knew, I mentioned to them that there were a couple of yahoos over there. They said they knew and they'd take care of it. I don't know what they did, but the out of towners never showed up again all season.