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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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I agree with you completely. Landowners can't be there all the time so it is up to the responsible hunters to police the area when we are there.

One of my best friends has let me hunt his farm for over 30 years. About 10 years ago another very close friend of mine was looking for a place to hunt and I asked the farmer if he had space for him and he said sure. I took the new hunter to the farm and showed him around so he could find an area for a stand. However, I told him the farmer really cared for his trees and not to put up a permanent stand until the farmer was with us. Guess what happened? The next day he went down by himself and built a stand. When I found out I called the farmer and told him I would take care of the problem. (He didn't know the stand was up.) I told my other friend to take the stand down immediately and that he could not hunt there. The farmer was grateful to me for taking care of the problem myself without getting him involved.

I am no longer friends with the other guy...
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