- weird double post thingey...
We temp disable our hides in game lands during the very busy rifle deer season and remind people to have a blaze vest (a requirement) when hiking/caching during other seasons.
- But a bell ringing as you're walking in the woods here will probably get you fined (or worse) for harassing the hunters.
Our Game Commission owned game lands are funded by hunters and leasing oil & timber rights, not by tax dollars. We are guests there.
Many hunters have a bell on their bird dog when hunting fields though.
Very good post. In the past I've seen posts that seem to indicate the hunters are somehow interfering with our game. In PA the Game Lands are one large category of public land which has no fee or permit system attached for geocaching. As Cerberus1 stated, these large parcels of land are NOT purchased with tax dollars and most people in the state have had no part in paying for the purchase of them. In spite of that, most of them are open to the public for activities such as hiking, horse back riding, mountain biking and geocaching. I have seen some posted against bikes and horses due to damage to the trail systems. So, if you're geocaching in PA, give the hunters a break and do your Game Land hunting on Sundays during the main rifle deer season.