Where I hunt on opening day, two of us have put out a stake in the same spots for a few years in a row. I think it helps lower any conflicts that might come up on opening morning. Who wants to deal with that? Having said that, I wish F&W would pass a law and make the whole practice illegal. Hunting on public property should be first come first served and we should all respect other hunters enough to give each other a nice wide berth. If I'm so lazy that I can't get out on opening morning until right before shooting hours, I deserve a crappy spot to hunt.
What? There's open water? Its not cold enough.