The Engineer Posted November 18, 2013 Share Posted November 18, 2013 So for 51 weeks I wait and wait. go out check cameras, watch the deer movement. I watch what they eat where they go. It goes on and on. Over the last couple weeks I have the cabin ready to go. Pack up the wife and dog on Friday night. Make great time going through the city from Long Island to Grand Gorge (31/4 hours) Waters running, heat is on, car unpacked all before 11. In bed by 11:10 and fast asleep. Get up at 5 have 2 cups of coffee eggs and precooked sausage. In the stand by 6. I don't see nothing. I cant figure out why. I have 5 cameras out there and I have turkeys, bears and 3 regular bucks that are keepers. Besides the 25 different does. As I am looking around with my binoculars at 6:45 when I can see. I see my one neighbor up in a tree stand right on top of the intersection of 3 trails. It looks like a tree in the middle of the road. That was not there last weekend when I was up. Not only that this guy was never into hunting and never had a tree stand. But what can I say it is 30' off the property line on his side. The wind was blowing on his back right into the bedding areas I found during the course of 51 weeks of scouting. No movement!! Wait it gets better. The neighbor on the other side arrives right after me on Friday and says hello and good luck. He and brother (who is a tool bag) say they have 3 friends coming up and one was a NYC cop. Again I am out there at 6 waiting for legal time. I after seeing the neighbor on the trails I figure I will stay a little who knows maybe a buck went out for a mid night hit and run and may come back through the same trail. Now at 8:30 the second neighbor decides to start a 2 stroke quad and go up to the top of the mountain which is his property. He is allowed it is his. Then for the next 1 1/2 hours the quads are running. Then comes the best part. They decided to shoot about at least 150 rounds (10 round bursts) of 9mm in the middle of the day. After the alcohol set in they decided to run the quads all 5 of them at top speed up and down the road and in the woods. They finally stop when it got dark out. Thank God I would hate to see them hit a tree or 2. They go out to dinner at 6:00 and come back at 8. While driving back up the road past my house they spent the time spotting with lights all the way up to their house. The next day the same dam thing. I wish they had a season for A-holes. They left yesterday by 2. I was out this morning for my last hunt I saw 1 doe. I at least saw something. I am going back next weekend. I hope the D bags take a weekend off. Sorry to vent I just cannot believe this experience. It was like a fake reality show. I am an easy going guy. I had logging done last summer and pulled out about 6 cords of wood and split in and left it on the side of our road for all the neighbors to take what they need. That's enough wood for me for 3 years. Never again I am done. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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