I'm generally not a rule guy, prefering instead to see personal responsibility, good judgement and character guide our behavior. However, that sadly doesn't always work well. Therefore, if I could add a rule to this site, it would be to stop open posting specific hunting and fishing locations and require such suggestions to be done by PM to one another. Helping each other is a good thing, a great thing...just do it by PM only.
I honestly don't get it. Why do it? Why would someone openly post on a publicly accessed venue, information about a specific/preferred hunting or fishing location? Such action is extremely destructive of the resource and experience...especially right here where there are so many people who actually get out and do things. I truly think it would be more benign to post maps on the bulletin board at Sportsmen's Warehouse with push-pins showing the best hunting and fishing places than to do it here.
I've been part of the AOF community for many years, but I think this is my first thread starter on the Hunting Forum, as I spend most of my time on the Shooting and Handloading Forums. Hopefully I'm not the first one to bring this up. Better yet, hopefully those times that I've seen open postings that decribe hunting and fishing locations are extremely rare. Please tell me I'm over-reacting and there really isn't a problem.