ohiopaul wrote:Have a question for my fellow Ohio hunters,What is the general rule of thumb while hunting public grounds for setting up near someone or another party? I have always used a rule of at least 300 yards or having a plan b and plan c ready just in case im running late.
The reason i ask is a friend and i went this morning early we got to our spot far ahead of anyone else and 30 mins before sun up 2 groups come in, one sets up directly across from us no less than 150 yards the other sets up on our backs so close you can hear their conversations. we got peppered with shot from one group when they water swat a woodie that landed in their spread and were just a general nuisance all day . The day might have been ruined if it were not for the amount of birds we have been seeing lately.
DannyLE wrote:I wasn't even hunting on the river...but I've had so many people from OH come over here to WV and move in on me it's not even worth it anymore. I don't mean to get angry, we're all hunters regardless of what state we're from and we need to stick together, but it sure is frustrating sometimes. Sometimes it's hard to know where other people are when you're on the water before daylight. Personally, I would NEVER knowingly set up on someone...I think 300 yards is probably the minimum and as far as shooting toward someone???? That's just idiotic. Safety should be #1; no duck or goose is worth compromising someone's safety.
I apologize for my snippy tone and to my friends from over the river.
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