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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 1A - Slippery Rock
Re: pheasant opener
For every "bad hunter or group of bad hunters" I come across, I do have to say there are 4x that of "good hunters" who show etiquette and professionalism towards the sport, other hunters, the environment and land which they hunt, and the game they chase.
Here is my gripe from last year opening day.
** sitting in the car waiting for legal time, it was still like 15-20 minutes before legal shooting time. A group of 4 or 5 hunters started to gear up. Their dogs are running wild and loose, one dog jumped up on my car with his front paws to see my dogs inside I guess. What the [censored]! I get out and confront the group/dog owner, first off why the dogs are running loose and not leashed, and I also questioned if they didn't know the current time. The said they are heading to the fields down below and will start hunting there. .... and when I watched them walk in early, the dogs were still not leashed and were basically hunting. So they did a nice game drive before time.
"this is not deer hunting, you do not need to walk in early to get to a different spot to hunt." You should leave the parking lot at legal time like everybody else.... And luckily I didn't get any scratches on my SAAB.
And this is an ongoing gripe.
** <span style="font-weight: bold">pick up your spent hauls after shooting, it is littering if you don't.</span> It literally takes 10 seconds. Yes there has been times when I search for 30 seconds and cannot find my haul in the tall grass, weeds, BUT I did make the attempt. I always come back to the car with more hauls than I actually fired because I pick up after you lazy ones.