I teach hunters ed. and we really try to let the kids know that there are hunters like that around but we are the real hunters. It's sad that some hunters have to be that way but as long as we act right that's all that matters. We just need to keep a level head on our shoulders and remember the HUNTERS ETHICS.
Makes you wonder if some formalized rules should be established for hunters on public land. In the old days, people had respect for one another, but today respect is less common. We are already over regulated, but things like these could escalate and maybe just some published guidelines provided to hunters regarding first come rights, distance from other hunters, etc. might help alleviate potential disputes. It is a shame that hunters don't have respect for one another - we have enough problems without being the problem ourselves.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...