One of the best weekends of the year, make sure you relax and enjoy it! There’s a viral video going around of a landowner in ND screaming at some guys duck hunting in ND, that reminded me of our experience on last years deer hunt. The land we have permission to hunt is 40 acres, and a new buyer bought the neighboring 120 acres last year. He paid way over market for the land, brought in a professional food plot company, expensive blinds/stands all over and just spent a ton of money on his new land. Apparently this meant no one nearby was supposed to do anything that *might* impact his hunt. He yelled at us because someone in our group shot a deer opening morning and we came in (walked) to get it at 11 am, then he yelled at us because someone else shot a deer at the end of the day and tracking that night would scare off all the deer, and tracking in the morning would ruin their morning hunt. Still not sure how he thought we should find it. It was crazy, and I’m just not going to add that stress to one of the best weekends, so we are hunting elsewhere this year.
Anyway I wanted to make a post to remind everyone hunting is *supposed* to be fun, and it’s about a lot more than the meat, so relax and enjoy it. And if something doesn’t go to your liking, stay calm and move on. Life is short and there are PLENTY of deer around. And if you don’t get one during gun season, get a muzzleloader, don’t start yelling at people. Especially this year, people seem to be more on edge in general, don’t be one of them! Keep calm and hunt on. Good luck!