Skiing in the woods

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Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Do you know the guy, or is he a poacher?

If you know him, easy to deal with.  Just explain the situation.

A poacher, less so.

As you might infer, I do a lot of this type of skiing and I often run into postholers.  I usually give them a little talk - not in a dickish, condescending sort of way, just trying to help them see my POV and share the snow.

If it's a wide trail, I ski right around or makes turns crossing over them - not really a huge deal.  But if it's a private trail, I can see the disgust.
Johnnyonthespot Johnnyonthespot
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Could have been lost or tracking a wounded deer. Could have been tracking a live deer too though.
Harvey Harvey
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If I knew who it was I would address it directly.  I said poacher but I'm not sure if I am talking about game or pow :)

So many of my FB friends live in NC/North River I thought one of them might say, "oh I bet that is so and so, he hunts that whole area" or whatever.

Didn't look to me like he was tracking anything, but what do I know.

Johnny you're a hunter. Would guys you hunt with (that aren't skiers) walk on a ski trail?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Easiest way to deal with poachers is introduce another hunter (whom you give permission to hunt).  He/she'll police your land.

Find out who hunts in that area and ask them if they want to hunt your land.  Tell them the only catch is they stay off your ski trails when there's snow and keep poachers out.  I bet you won't have this issue in years to come.
PeeTex PeeTex
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If you don’t have posted signs up then you get what you get. If they were to bag a deer they will drag it out on any convienient trail - they may even drive an ATV in to get it if your trails are wide enough. I have seen them make a mess out of ski trails on state and private property with ATVs
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
Harvey Harvey
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Cunningstunts wrote
Easiest way to deal with poachers is introduce another hunter (whom you give permission to hunt).  He/she'll police your land. Find out who hunts in that area and ask them if they want to hunt your land.  Tell them the only catch is they stay off your ski trails when there's snow and keep poachers out.  I bet you won't have this issue in years to come.

I know this and it has been a goal. I've been looking for a couple years.  Admittedly not looking that hard.  
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Harvey wrote
I know this and said it up above. I've been looking for a couple years.  Admittedly not looking that hard.
OK - gotcha now.  I was confused by your first post because it sounded like you had asked this guy to hunt your land and he was just thrashing around.

I never saw where you said it was a poacher until I asked, but I saw the posts where other people asked.  Apparently you must have stated that on FB.

Sorry, I can only keep up with so much
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Harvey wrote
Johnny you're a hunter. Would guys you hunt with (that aren't skiers) walk on a ski trail?
Only if it's public land designated for multi use. Unfortunately there's hunters that don't care though.
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proper multi user trail etiquette from Saturday's slide: fat bike-hikers- hunters / ski track / deer track



unfortunately this section was short - my ski track was postholed alot on the return loop by both hikers and a big deer. down here most folks just don't know any better...
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Some people are the worst though... not only are they ignorant, they are indignant.

I'd estimate 95% people who see a broken ski track will walk right in it if no one is around.

I'd also estimate 100% of dogs will walk and poop on said track.

I usually just ski elsewhere when this is the case or break a new track.

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