I had a half-day yesterday and drove up to the GSSGA to see about filling this empty tag burning holes in my pockets. 4:30 came around after a careful 3+ hours of tip-toeing and minding the wind, and after passing on a mature doe (I thought about my empty freezer, believe you me!), I’d got myself well-situated in decent cover in a marsh with loads of fresh sign in front of me and the wind in my face—I was feeling damn optimistic—when I hear yelling, walky-talky bleeps and general mayhem coming my way from a good half-mile off. Some minutes later: two young men stumbling through the brambles and blowing up the entire g.d. forest at waning light! They asked me which way was north... And so with their walkies in hand (and their rifles on their backs), they proceeded loudly northward through the marsh before an incoming call directed them back the way they came. Is this typical hunting for this area, or what? Can you even call this hunting? It didn’t strike me as a drive. I live in Jackson County, but also hunt the UP and Wilderness SP. I’ve encountered obnoxiousness in the deer woods before, sure, but these boys were on a whole other level and acted like I was behaving oddly. I might be getting old, but they looked old enough to know better—18-22yo, I’m guessing. Point being, every buck north of M-57 parked their butts in their beds last night after those two rolled through... Thanks for letting me kvetch.