I have been on this lease since a couple days before season started and was under the impression that if we had an area (Blind, Feeder, ETC. set up for our hunting) that we don't go hunting someone else's deer while they aren't there. I've been on hunting leases for 35 years and that's the ethics we always applied.
I have yet to meet everyone on the lease, but I met one Thursday. I went out and was driving to my blind and feeder area, and there hanging out of my blind is a woman. I backed off immediately because I didn't know all the circumstances. I went around to the front gate of my area and set a chair on the fringes and sat in my camo with my face covered hood. I saw one buck but he wasn't big enough for a legal fork horn, but wasn't small enough for a spike.
So I'm sitting there by the side of this road and here come the offending parties. I was polite and didn't raise any stink. But here, three days later, I have put it all together in my head and I'm POed. This woman and her friend were trespassing in my opinion, on my part of the lease. And to make matters worse, she shot at my dominant buck that I had seen once and it ran off. Well the last two days I have seen a lot of buzzards flying about 200 yards out in the thick brush from my feeder. I ran into a former lease member today at Wallyworld and mentioned it to him. He said she would drive by his blind going like an 18 wheeler when he was in it.
I haven't had a chance to talk with the guy that heads up the lease, but I'm thinking that this is BS to the max!!! Also, I had noticed the scarecity of deer around there the last 7 days. I think they are shooting a lot in my area. I paid a lot of money to be on this lease and now I can see going the whole season quite possibly empty handed.