Re: someone using your treestand
I don't disagree Broz, I just meant you need to have sense of perspective. My partner encountered a citizen sitting in a truck (this year) at a locked gate that felt being as he was there first, he was entitled to be the first one into the woods. ATV's, horse back riders, rock shooters, and marijauna growers have been in there all summer, and this guy thinks opening day thinks it's his private preserve. How far it can escalate has to be considered in your responses.
I almost clarified before, all of our tree stands were naturals, and we never had to place our names at the stands. Some were up for years, and folks stumbling in was an ongoing thing.
Folks get territorial about camp sites "we've camped in the spot 30 years". A year we were new to a spot, archery season not a soul, rifle season a large camp was set up, one guy sitting on it. We went to talk with him, and he had a big sigh of relief. He thought we were going to give him crap, and all we wanted to know was the best way to set up our small tents without intruding on them.
I'm not saying it's not aggravating, and I'm not saying don't claim what's your's.