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I am sick and tired of this...lets do something

2245 Views 32 Replies 25 Participants Last post by  Africanbowhunter
This was a rant in response to a Gents question. The rant was not against the Gent, but just a opinion why hunting grounds are smaller, and why I let no-one hunt my land what is your take? :

I think (just guessing here), the problem lies not in the accuracy of the hunters out there, but the moral responsibility to stay within the laws. No trespassing. No shooting turkeys and deer without permits. No chasing with vehicles. No tearing up land that is not theirs. No asking friends to hunt when its wrong to do so. And to get permissioni EVERY year from land owner.

I no longer have *any* faith in *any* of the hunters out there. and THAT is @#$#@ sad to say. I get fed up, @#[email protected] off, and tired of jackasses that ruin my land by running 4WD, ATV's and shooting up guns all over the place. They hunt without my permission, they go on without my permission, and I have wardens and sheriffs out all the time. I can't catch the suckers. Thus, i turn down every hunter now... for the past 5 years. What is sad?? one of the very hunters I turned down, I caught 2 years later. Yeah... I ticketed him and one of his buddies.

Personally... you really want to solve hunting problems and landowner problems???? TURN IN EVERYONE that can't show permission on the land you are hunting. If it is your best friend... TURN HIM IN!!... No friend of mine breaks laws... If he does wrong to others, he will do wrong to you.

This @#$# stops with the hunters.... it stops with the ethical and law abiding hunters. It will NOT stop with hunters that do not take action to protect the very grounds they hunt.

My rant is over <g>. Maybe others will read this... Maybe they will agree... maybe not...that is fine. But I have to pay taxes on 1000 acres of land... they don't. Shouldn't I be able to walk out to my own land and hunt a deer without seeing tracks all over the place, missing tree stands, gut piles, and ran over crops?
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Possible solution

The township next to mine has a great way of dealing with private landowners and getting permission. They require anyone hunting in the township to carry a card (that changes color each year) that must have the signature of the landowner you have permission to hunt on. When the police see a hunter they automatically ask to see the card. If they do not have it with them or have the signature of the landowner on it they get a ticket regardless of the landowner "reporting" them or not. No questions asked. This seems to work real well and believe it or not, getting permission is not hard to get as the landowners have to meet everyone and since they carry the card and know they can be asked for it at any time they hunters tend to behave for the most part.
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