This is the first year I am hunting on my own, and I am confused on the rules/laws/SOP's of the closed gate. On the drive up this morning, there was a white truck at the gate I wanted to hunt. So I returned a couple hours later to check and he was gone. When I started walking the road, I found another truck tucked back in the woods. So, I hoofed it out of there just in case. My question, if a gate is closed but not locked, do I have the right/permission to open that gate and drive thru? Again, this was all on public land, and the gate was one of those heavy yellow ones blocking logging roads.