Note: I posted this on my old blog two years ago, but many of you missed it, so here it is again. The picture is worth a second look:
Mike: I encountered this funny scene on public land in Iowa. Someone had set up a tree stand a few feet off the fence line adjacent to private property. Someone on the private ground wasn't happy. Close to the stand I saw this old deer mount hung on the tree; it had a plastic machine gun and an orange coat around the neck! Strung around the stand site were air fresheners and shiny reflectors. Someone was a little irritated.
My two cents: Sit on my line all you want, as long as you aren’t breaking any laws. I'm not going to loose sleep over it. Ethics are in the eye of the beholder; can you live with yourself?—John
Yesterday we talked about strange stuff you find in the woods—this takes the cake!
To the subject of fence sitters, my 2 cents: I don’t like it and try never to do it, even if it’s legal to shoot a buck that crosses over to my side. I’ve never killed a deer like that and hope never to. It would not be fun or rewarding. I would feel bad, weird.
But like John, I’m not going to lose sleep over it if you sit on my fence, even though I would think it lame. Life is too short to worry about that kind of stuff.
But I suspect some of you would not be as chill about a fence sitter as John and me.