This topic gives me so many mixed ideas. I've carried a climber in and out of the woods for morning and night posts 90% of the time for 30+ years back east(I've been fortunate with good health). Out west tree stand use is much less prevalent, however guys "claim" spots by writing "hunter on post", "hunter in area", etc. on paper plates and hanging them in trees and shrubs. They don't always take them down and they can stay up season after season. Usually these are around a water resource that the animals need. AZ law states clearly that no one hunter is entitled to a hunting area based on these signs. Also, they state clearly that stands/blinds(natural or commercially made) left on Public property are open to hunters on a first come first served basis. That law still doesn't prevent confrontations and fights in the woods and we're talking about Public grounds that are hundreds of thousands of acres! I think the State of AZ treats stands/blinds like a fixture in real estate: if you sell your house to someone, after signing a contract for sale, you can't start pulling your garage door opener out of the garage, take the faucet out of the kitchen, etc.: they are fixtures that go with the sale(unless otherwise stated by contract). Anyway, when you put a stand/ blind on Public property it is an attached fixture of the land: there are legal consequences. If you have other expectations hunt Private land that you control. I also believe that you can have all different types of opinions on these types of issues and those opinions do not make you a person of lesser or greater character; your character can be defined much better by how you obey laws when no one is watching and only you know that.