This is going to be my 1st hunting season so I've been out doing some scouting on Assunpink. I have access to some private land but would like to try my luck on public land as well. While taking a walk in the woods the other day, I found a spot that showed signs of getting a lot of action with a clearing and trees with some good cover. I thought it would be a good spot to put a stand and then I noticed that there was a permanent stand right over the clearing. It looked like its been there since last season but still looked useable. I thought that it was illegal to leave them up out of season [confused] I don't want to move in on somebody else's spot but how do I know if someone will be using the stand this upcoming season? Or should I just forget about it and move on to another spot? Also, how far away is acceptable to be from another stand? Any help would be greatly appreciated.