WOW...we gots us some Johnnie Cochran's up in here. (O.J's attorney)
This thread has clearly pointed out how much emotion factors into our sport of choice. If your not passionate about something, then why do it.
These scenarios play out more often then one my think, some by accident, others are intentional. While both can become emotional it's the intentional ones that escalate. More then likely if someone goes to the trouble of setting out decoys the night before its because that location is popular, knowing that it's popular these individuals knowingly are 1)attempting to creating an advantage 2) likely expecting resistance, then finally 3) when others beat them at they're own game by setting up at noon fully expecting to see another group show up after them. You can see how this grows and can get more explosive. We all lose when this happens . Bad for the Sport...bad for Hunting.
I hunt from time to time with an APD officer and a Federal US Marshall and have been told to NEVER handle someone else's equipment, just a FYI. For those of you who hunt Big Game, if you ever drive up to a gate that you know for certain should not be locked or someone has locked you in a location, be sure to NOT cut the lock, rather cut the chain. And don't ask how I know this