Have had happenings similar to the OP while elk hunting before too, but some times stories tend to need a lot of room to really tell the whole thing correctly. I think the OP made a great example of some types of things that can and do happen, so I won't go off again about anymore of mine. I was watching just last night where someone was turkey hunting on some private property only to have a poacher drive right through (caught on camera) and scared the gobbler away. They devoted a minute or two to talking about trespassing on private property and poaching and how it can ruin someones elses hunt and how trespassing and poaching is illegal and how it's not right to begin with. I forget the name of that hunting show.
I saw the same show last night. Guy in older truck just drove through without a care or concern. It was a father and son who were hunting turkey, but I don't remember the name of the show. Not one I normally watch....just killing time with noise in the background. They did sum up the negative impact of poaching.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...