Just a rant on frustrations with trying to manage a deer property in the face of rampant, low-rent, human-trash jerks who apparently only defend property rights when it doesn't involve deer season. A buddy and I have exclusive rights to hunt a farm (actually two farms consisting of about 8 separate parcels), given us by the farmer as thanks for helping him out of a couple bad jams. I've done several grand worth of legal work for the farmer, gratis, and he insists on "paying" me with hunting rights. On opening day I got my deer around 8:35, left around 10:30. According to the neighbor, the yahoos in the nearby subdivision had been watching me the entire morning - the moment my vehicle was out of sight, they were pulling into the driveway and then into the woods to try to drive out the deer with their ATVs. The neighbor came over and chased them out but not before they'd done their damage. On another of the farmer's parcels, a couple guys who had once talked to the farmer 15 years ago (and continued to hunt his land despite never talking to him since) had actually bothered to ask for permission to hunt this year and been refused. Apparently they decided that they had some kind of right to hunt anyway, and we found two nice new tree stands in that woods that have now been donated to our church hunt club. The first year I hunted this property, I found a trespasser who walked over while I was dragging out my deer. I'd left my shotgun in the truck & noticed that as the conversation got closer to "do you have permission to be here?" his muzzle started migrating in my direction. I calmly but quickly undid the harness to the deer sled and accidentally turned enough so that he could see my glock. Trespasser stopped moving his gun and left. My buddy has been hunting one of the parcels pretty hard for a huge 12-14 point atypical that we've seen. Last weekend he found that trespassers have been using our tree stands and a herd of them drove the woods shortly before he got there. These people make me sick. My buddy and I have been doing quality deer management on the property for three years, and then these fake hunters blow it.