Deer Hunter Points Gun at Fellow Hunter
So what would you have done?
I had my cage rattled a bit tonight. I had a bone-head scope me with his rifle while I was in my tree stand!
I'm hunting private land that I lease with some other guys. This year the owner informed us that his son (in his 30's) was going to hunt the property too. It's a big piece of land and we don't pay a lot, so we decided to put up with it. The son isn't an experienced hunter, but claims he isn't new to hunting either.
So here's what happens:
At a little after 5pm (dark at 6pm currently) the son comes walking out of the woods carrying his climbing stand and stands at the edge of the field I'm hunting. He's about 75yds away. Before I can get my binoculars on him, he see's my orange hat and lifts his rifle and glasses me. He knew where I hunted and we confirmed 2 days before that I may be in this location or one other that concerned him on that part of the property. First I was pissed that this bone-head would be walking around and disturbing my hunting at the best time of the day to see deer in that spot. Then when I see him raise his rifle.... well let's just say "I had a moment." All I could think is "I'm strapped to this (insert expletive) tree!! For a split second I considered whether to point back, take cover, or yell at him. He continued across the field (now away from me) and proceeded to make plenty of noise unloading his gear into the back of his pickup. He slammed doors and actually slammed his tailgate TWICE! This is at 250yds away, but directly in front of me across the field. It was all over pretty quick and I haven't had a chance to calm down yet nearly 4 hours later.
I don't know if I'm more pissed that I pay money for my hunt to be ruined or that the butt head was that negligent.
So besides having a stiff what-for with the guy and finding another spot to hunt, what would YOU do. Has this sort of thing happened to you?