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I am a deer hunter, I hunt for more than the sport. I hunt to feed my family. But with the loss of jobs and more people pinching pennys, deer hunters are up in numbers. The problem is the landowners post there property NO HUNTING. So the area to hunt is limited, yes there is public hunting, but this is not safe, to many hunters in one area. All I will say is thank you to the landowners who refuse hunters on there property. You have now increased the deer population and incresed the cost of Auto insurance due to more car/deer accidents. So hunters and non hunters when your out and about and you see property posted NO Hunting, stop and thank the landowner for driving up cost and taking money out of your bank account.
Actually, why don't you try to ask some of these land owners if you can hunt anyway. If they think you are a responsible hunter, they probably would let you. The reason most people post the no hunting signs, is to discourage just anyone from hunting on their property. Years ago I lived in the country and we would get all kinds of untrained gun nuts. They killed people's livestock and even pets. They acted like they could just walk onto any property and hunt whenever they wanted. We put up no hunting signs, but still let certain people hunt, who we knew were trained and careful hunters. Have you had a hunter safety course? And by the way, if some landowners just doesn't want to be bothered with hunters on their property, then I guess that's their business, isn't it.
I agree with you. As a boy, I would often go to a farmer's house that was posted and politely ask him/her if I could hunt on their property. Only once, was I told no. Also, when I hunted for rabbits, quail or pheasants, I always offered 50% of what I killed to them for letting me hunt on their property.
I remember being in the barn one day and bullets started hitting the outside wall. There can be good reasons why a landowner doesn't want hunters.
People want to know who is on their property and when so that they can be sure everything is done safetly.
If I don't post "No Hunting" signs and multiple people hunt on my property on the same day, it's possible that someone will get shot. And then guess who gets sued? Not just the shooter, but the property-owner too. And how about the thanks I'll get when you accidentally shoot me or my dog while I'm out walking?
Many property owners like to reserve their property for their own hunting - they may choose to invite friends or family to hunt.
If you owned property, you would understand why you don't want random strangers with guns feeling free to wander around shooting at moving objects on your property and near your home.
rukidingme - I'm a deer hunter too. Guess what, it's not all about you. I have hunted on posted property many times before, all with written permission. When you approach property owners with your hat in your hand, ask permission and hunt by their rules, many are willing to allow hunters on their place. Most farmers are or have been hunters themselves, and only refuse hunting due to the inconsideration of those who scatter trash, leave gates open and hunt so close to the house that every shot rattles the windows.
Try this. Before the season, go talk to a few farmers where you would like to hunt. If he's "choring", lend a hand while you discuss hunting his place. Helping stretch a fence wire or throwing a couple of bales speak volumes to him of your work ethics.
Honey vs. vinegar works as well today as it did 100 years ago.
Its people like RUKIDINGME is exactly why my farm is posted No Hunting !
I found a few dead deer last summer but none since the kill frost. A friend in the insurance business says claims on vehicular deer collisions is down drastically this year. We are at or near the peak of the rut, BTW.
I think my rut peaked about 35 years ago riverdrifter . . . .
Just sayin' . . .
Now, Roe. You can do better!
Of all the deer hunters in the area, the one you ask to comment on the deer disease was recently convicted of shooting a decoy deer, had this rifle taken, lost his license and fined. No wonder we have anti-hunting problems.
When I was growing up on the farm, we were not allowed outside much during rifle season, and were made to wear safety orange when we did go out because of "those Johnson County idiots." We also had hunting clubs post signs on our property saying they had permission... without asking Dad's permission. He put a quick stop to that. We also had cattle and we didn't some jackass shooting killing a cow. There is a very good reason signs are posted and landowners want to know who is doing what on their property. My Dad and my aunt still have problems with people hunting without permission on their lands.
Been hunting my Mountian Cur pup(squirrel dog) a lot on Clinton Public and have found the remains of at least 9 deer in the last 3 weeks. Pup may not be much of a squirrel dog yet, but he can sure find dead things to roll in.......yeah!!
Carp, see my PM to you. Thanks,
PM me a phone # and I'll give you a call.
Hunting is sick and disgusting.
Anti-hunters are sick and disgusting.
When I saw that picture I thought all the hunters would be salivating as to where that buck was! Looks pretty large!
You must be from Texas.
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