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Who stops cutting in the woods during hunting season?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by PapaDave, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    My neighbor has his stand pretty close to the property line. I'll cut in October, but in the late morning and early afternoon. I usually stay out the whole month of November. Still leaves me plenty of time.

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  2. Waulie

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    I hunt with my firewood. Try to drop the trees right on those suckers. It saves bullets.

    Seriously, I only cut on my own property and I most definitely do that during hunting season. Fall is my favorite cutting season. I do think about it while out there though. Something about strangers with loaded weapons wandering around the woods gives me the willies. It's why I don't hunt.
  3. tymbee

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    My wood cutting is unaffected by hunting season. As long as I'm running a chainsaw any hunter around knows where I'm at and as far as deer are concerned, they also know I'm there and don't seem to pay all that much attention to that kind of constant sound in one area.

  4. Ole Olson

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    I cut wood and deer hunt at the same time....I've always found that if I run the Chain saw for a couple of hour's and then sit down for a bit.. The deer gravitate toward where I was cutting.. Don't know why.
  5. basod

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    Caught myself Monday cutting up on the edge of my drive within 50' of the nat'l forest boundary.
    While wandering over a bit to look at a dead stander it occured to me black powder opened that day.
    Decided it wasn't a good idea to be walking with light tan drivers gloves - to easy to be mistaken for a flag.
    I don't go in the woods without a full blaze vest and cap until i'm safely in the stand.

    Last season while setting in a blind had some idiot come strolling through a draw nearby wearing brown a jacket:eek: The darwin filter must have been plugged
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    I think it depends upon where one wants to cut. In states like Michigan where hunting is somewhat a tradition and we have over 700,000 hunters, it makes sense to not cut during the firearms season. I say this not for being afraid of bullets flying but not cutting due to courtesy.

    If in a particular area the hunting is light, then no problem. For example where we used to go to deer camp in the UP, the loggers continued to cut and it bothered nobody. But then, where we hunted you could hunt for a week and not see another hunter. Also, some tended to hunt near where the cutting was being done because the deer learned to relate the sounds of the saws to food.

    On our place, if we cut at all during the regular rifle season, it will be only on the tail end of the season when few hunters are to be found. As for the later seasons, those hunters tend to hunt only a couple hours early morning and the same in late afternoon. The cutting during the other hours bothers nobody.
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  7. PapaDave

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    This was really my concern. My SIL's property is right next to about 80 acres of state land, and there's at least one ground blind on the other side property (found that one a couple days ago).
    Tons of these guys/gals come from downstate and also out of state to hunt.
    I'd hate to ruin their trip, but I only need a little bit more oak. Just that much.
    I appreciate all the replies and opinions.
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  8. ScotO

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    I don't cut in the woods until the snow flies.......that's because my neighbor doesn't want ATV's on his property, but he lets me run the sleds in the winter. He's got 385 acres and my brother and I pretty much have exclusive rights to hunt and cut firewood on his ground. Even though there's noone else over there, I don't cut in the woods during deer season....hell, I'll be lucky if she even lets me hunt at ALL next week.....

    Her room isn't done yet.....:(
  9. jrendfrey

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    i dont cut during the hunting season i hunt like a lot of other people. but please dont get a bad attitude towards hunters the majority respects you and your land. also are safety minded its unfortunate some ruin it for all. just remember alot of people are just trying to put food on the table! rifle season here in vt is only 16 days long anyway nice vacation to be with the family.
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  10. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    I hunt and cut at the same time. I had a buck treed last year and was glad to have my stihl with me. I dropped them both never fired a shot.
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  11. PapaDave

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    Scotty, the wife and I decided the stove room rebuild is on for this winter. I'll not abide a timetable.;) Too many variables.
    But, I will git 'er dun.:cool:
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  12. PapaDave

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    BIGDADDY, sounds like the stuff of legends.
  13. milleo

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    In my opinion you should be able to walk through the woods without fear during hunting season, I used to wear a dark red jacket to hunt in, not blaze orange....No sound shots, No flag shots,Only good solid drop them in their track shots.....If anyone shoots at me they had better kill me cause if not I am gonna either shot back or just plain pound the crap out of them....Sorry for being so brutal but anyone should be able to go in the woods without fear of being shot no matter what the season. Um rant over....o_O
  14. ScotO

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    Do like I did a couple of years ago.......Tell her it'll be done by Christmas.>>

    Just don't tell her what year.......::-)
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    Yes, same reason I don't cut during the three months of hunting. Not from fear of the neighbors' arrows or bullets.
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  16. basod

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    Had a family freind shot in the gut with a 30.06 last season - on his own property. Guess how many retalitory shots he returned with his 9mm - he was target shooting at the time

    AL State law requires a minumum of a solid blaze cap(144sq"). I hunt predominantly nat'l forest land, doesn't afford me the option of what other idiots are allowed in the woods.
  17. Lumber-Jack

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    Something like that would be big news here in Canada, I guess you are use to it down there with your liberal gun laws. lol
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    +1. Public land is just that: public. It's not JUST for hunters, firewood cutters, or anybody else, but for everyone. Out of courtesy, if I see a lot of hunters out on public land, I'll go cut somewhere else, just as I would hope they wouldn't hunt right beside me if I'm cutting up a tree. Most of the hunters I run into are really nice, and I know many of them, so it's never been a problem.
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  20. Lumber-Jack

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    Hmmm, the article doesn't mention anything about him shooting back???


    BTW "Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States"
  21. basod

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    I was jesting at anyone who thinks they are going to shoot back after being hit by an expanding hunting round - he never fired back
    grew up in Maine 21yrs there

    Sorry forgot about spelling things out for you frogs;)
  22. Lumber-Jack

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    So for 21 years you thought you were living in Canada? ;)

    And I'm a Canuck, thank you very much. Frogs are those strange speaking people who live in Canada over near your neck of the woods.
  23. basod

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    It felt like Canada with the forriegn invaders and thier strange tongue every summer.. We sometimes wondered if they even drove on the wrong side of the road up there.
    Even discounting thier bills 20-25% wouldn't keep them away. the exchange rate is probably promoting them now

    Never met a Canuck that didn't disavow Quebec - Why didn't you let them secede?
  24. Lumber-Jack

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    We weren't stopping them. they took their own provincial vote and I guess the majority didn't want to split. I know the the Newfies (Newfoundlanders) were hoping Quebec would split from Canada because they figured then they wouldn`t have so far to go to get to Ontario.
    [​IMG]
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  25. golfandwoodnut

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    I don't, I am usually hunting.
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