I hate road hunters!
My hubby and I were setting in our haybale blind this morning. About 7:30 when the deer usually start coming in, some fool came driving up the road and started shooting up a storm. We couldn't see the truck but they were shooting towards us. I hate roadhunters!
Here in KY that's called poaching !! And that's when you pull out the cell phone and call fish n game !
I called my dad, who called the guy who owns the land next to us. He lives a mile up the road and he's gonna keep an eye out for them. He's still got cattle back there and doesn't want them to get shot. I wanted to call the game warden but since I didn't see who it was I didn't . Its hard to get them to do anything around here even if you know them or have their tag number
Dad and landowner are fine but the man with the badge is even better.
Gotta know who to turn in though. They're not gonna drive out if I don't have a clue who it is even of I am the landowner for where we were hunting. My boss turned in someone who was shooting directly at him and his daughter in his blind and he had the trucks tag number and the guy didn't get in trouble.
A heads up to your local or area game warden is always appreciated even if you do not have a name or tag number. Very seldom will you have a name and even when you do, it is of no value unless the person(s) is caught. A plate number is of more value but to make a case, the person(s) must actually be caught. There is no law against driving slowly down a road.
In you case, you said shots were fired. That might indicate a carcass. That is evidence that can be used at a later time and it certainly shouold get the LEO keeping an eye out around your property.
One of my closest friends is the asst. chief of law enforcement for our game department. I have learned a great deal from him and other LEO's about what to do and what not to do.
K. I will give the game warden a call next time. Seems like its a pretty normal thing around here. There were a few local guys busted opening day .
Hope they get caught. Road hunting is highly illegal here in Texas. When my son went through his hunter safety course, the Game Warden giving the class gave us an example of what happened to one hunter that got caught.
The hunter was driving a late model 4-wheel drive Bronco, with a nice high end rifle with good optics (didn't go into the specifics), even had a scoped S&W .44 Mag on his hip when he was approached by TX DP&W Game Warden on a back county road a couple of counties from where I live. When asked what he was doing, the hunter stupidly/honestly said, "Hunting! You want to see my license?"
The hunter called his wife wearing nothing but his skivvies, since EVERYTHING INVOLVED in illegal activities is confiscated and turned over to the county prosecuting the case. The county sheriff's department got a late model Bronco added to their fleet, didn't even have to change the color - only add the sheriff's decals to each side. The police department got a brand new rifle for their SWAT team. Not too sure what happened to the scoped .44.
So please do call the game warden. Maybe if enough of them call home to mama from the hoosegow wearing nothing but their skivvies then maybe the word will get out.
Just a little advice from Central Texas, that's all. (and my $.02 worth on the subject)
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