I was lucky enough to draw a NV archery bull tag this year. Went about it solo with some help from a few buddies who knew the area. I had heard that I could run into some hostility in the area but I had no idea the human race could be so ridiculous. I scouted for 4 days the week before season. Found a water hole with lots of sign, decided I would start there the next week. The only problem was there was a bottle with a name in it....Said ROY TISK-RESERVED FOR 2008 BULL SEASON. He is from Winnemuca, NV, quite a gentleman. Next 3 water holes....ROY TISK-RESERVED FOR 2008 BULL SEASON. WOW. I gave good old ROY a call and asked him where he plans on hunting...."Well I havent decided yet". I respond with "I will be at this water hole opening morning...hopefully we stay out of each others way."
Two days before season we set up camp and are watching a few elk. As I am cooking breakfast a 4-wheeler screams into my camp....WITH MY BLIND ON THE BACK. It was our good buddy ROY....He ranted for about 4 minutes, threw my blind on the ground and was starting to cry...I told him to get out of my face if he knew what was good for him...He left and we debated our situation...I wanted to beat his face in...right then and there...We hadnt seen any decent bulls, and had to check on a few spots...We left....I ended up whacking a 357" 7x7 at a different spot...The good guy prevailed...But I could not believe how unreal this sport has become....Has anyone any respect anymore??? All public land. Any other similar situations??? What can the game wardens do about this???