Re: Found a rattlesnake today
'cat, I agree. I always buy a permit so I'm not hasseled. I spoke with an officer in cameron county last year, he checked me; and I told him that I don't have any intent on hurting a snake, do I need a permit to catch and measure? His responce "yes, you are participating in a hunt; whether you intend on killing it or not". I'm not saying I agree or disagree/ I see both sides. I purchase a fishing lic. every year also; so that didn't effect me this year. But I disagree with it. That would be like saying "you need a furtakers lic. to buy an antlerless deer tag/ a second spring turkey tag to puchase a fisher permit...... Who knows???? I do feel that they are trying to limit "participants". The $5 permit used to be nice!
I'll keep my money, guns, ammo, and health care; you can keep your change