I tried to look on public land yesterday afternoon, but was thwarted by a situation that made me uncomfortable, and so I just quit. I had driven a good little distance to get to a spot that I wanted to check out. There was 1 vehicle parked on the side of the road when we arrived. (It was a red truck, If anyone recognizes themselves in this story, please let me know, and maybe we can morel hunt together sometime). Anyway, this was the only public access to this river I that I knew of, and I asked hubby what he thought, what if this person was a hunter (it is turkey season here). Hubby is also a turkey hunter. He said, "we have as much right to be here as he does, and we are wearing orange so if he is a turkey hunter, he will see us". So into the woods we went. Well, we had not gone any further than perhaps 1/4 of a mile along the river when we heard a male voice holler, but we could not really make out what he was saying, and we sure as hell could not see him. It kind of sounded like he first hollered, "I see you", but we were not sure. So we just went on looking for morels. Then he hollered again, and this time it sounded like he said, "don't come over here". Still not sure if that is what he said, but it made us uncomfortable, and we sure did not want to have any sort of an encounter with some one that might have a gun. So, we don't know who this was,could have been a turkey hunter pissed that we were near him. It could have been a morel hunter, but if he was, we sure didn't see any orange. What should we have done? We ended up just leaving, and I was not happy that OUR hunt was thwarted. Opinions please?