That's not hunting!!!
I was outside Saturday afternoon putting up some Christmas lights and I hear it. A bunch of fools in be woods hootin' and hollerin' to scare the deer. Then there is the resulting onslaught of gunshots from guys "letting lead fly". I know it's a PA hunting tradition but it is so ridiculous. Walking around the woods "driving" deer yelling like an idiot and other guys trying to hit deer running through woods at 35mph. Move ahead one day. Sunday, bringing my daughter back from her play, what do we see but a doe with its back leg blown off. Hanging by a thread of hide. I wanted to put her down but then I'd be the criminal. Kinda ironic isn't it, but the guys letting lead fly shooting up and injuring animals they have no business trying to shoot are okay. Well I hope she makes it but it was a bloody mess and I'm sure the coyotes will get her. I know it's a successful technique because the groups I know that do it get a lot of deer, but at what expense of injured animals? I manage to get my deer every year with acting like a fool or shooting and maiming all kinds of animals in the process. I guess I hunt, those guys just shoot up the woods, deer, and I guess occasionally themselves. Now I've been a part of some silent movement activities to get deer moving out of some super thick stuff but that's usually a two person deal. One stalking through thick stuff and another at an escape route. Please don't tell me it's the same thing but on a larger scale, it certainly is not and those big loud, obnoxious deer drives are a discredit to hunting in general. Yep, I'm gonna make some people mad, but if they all learned to "HUNT" they wouldn't have to "hunt", LOL, like that!!!!