More scary to us then any wild animal or nasty weather...
Meth Labs, Dope farms, you name it.
There recently was a huge drug bust they made concerning Dope farming in the Northern Wisconsin's Nicolet Federal Forest. A person noticed some hispanic men working on abandoned logging landings, cultivating them to grow dope. The Authorities were told, and they tailed them to the local stores, watching them buy farming equipment...and bullets.
They collected evidence, then busted them, confiscating dope that was ready for market and guns, including an AK-47. This bust supposedly leads back to a person of interest in California who hired these men from Mexico to work in this Federal Forest, a Federal Forest that you pay for with your tax dollar to maintain and promote outdoor activities. They suspect a Mexican Cartel (mafia) is involved.
The most awful part for me?
Last spring I was working in these same woods, counting trees....