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Old 09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. After sitting for 3 hours in a blind getting eaten by mosquitoes....I was ready to draw back my bow and let it fly. Just then, the landowners neighbor drove by honking and yelling, scaring off the deer. I was fit to be tied. Earlier in the day, this yahoo had pulled up next to where my van was parked a quarter mile away and honked continuously for about 10 minutes.

This morning I was talking to some guys who informed me that this family routinely does it during rifle season. They call it "patrolling". They go out and drive around, intentionally trying to keep hunters from getting deer. They get really ticked off if someone else shoots the deer that might cross their land.

 
Old 09-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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If you can record it you can then call the game warden. Generally it is illegal to interfere with the lawful activity of hunting. I would not warn them, I would do it and let Fish Wildlife and Game deal with it.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Very illegal here in Texas ... in that most Texas GW's go out of their way to get these types.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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drive by slooooowly one night when foggy and blast a few...toss the carcasses in his yard and make it look like he was the one about the clean them....should be a hoot....throw some camies on the porch or door for that fresh hunted look.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Amazingly very illegal here in Kommiefornia as well.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Vizio View Post
I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. After sitting for 3 hours in a blind getting eaten by mosquitoes....I was ready to draw back my bow and let it fly. Just then, the landowners neighbor drove by honking and yelling, scaring off the deer. I was fit to be tied. Earlier in the day, this yahoo had pulled up next to where my van was parked a quarter mile away and honked continuously for about 10 minutes.

This morning I was talking to some guys who informed me that this family routinely does it during rifle season. They call it "patrolling". They go out and drive around, intentionally trying to keep hunters from getting deer. They get really ticked off if someone else shoots the deer that might cross their land.

I believe I would be reporting them because I know in some areas it is illegal for others to do this as long as the one hunting is in season and has the appropriate legal documentation needed.

Sorry you missed your deer, I am not a hunter and I am mostly not a fan of hunting unless someone is feeding their family and not just hunting for sport.
That being said, I don't judge others that do hunt for sport and I certainly would not interfere with their hunting activities.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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The guy is lucky it was bow season. I have some nutty relatives that might have shot his tires out.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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update: I called the game warden on him. I was told that the most they'd charge him with was the inappropriate use of a warning device (the horn). He would have to actually trespass on the land I was on, and interfere with me before he could be charged. I was told that if the guy was legally driving on a public right-of-way, he was within his rights.

What I'm considering doing is to go park my van in the same spot and just duck down, waiting for him to come and honk again, then get out and let him see me recording him with my phone. At that point I will inform him that I have him on videotape harassing a legal hunter, and threaten to turn him in if he does it again.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I would do the same thing as I would if you were going to blow my pet's head off.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I would do the same thing as I would if you were going to blow my pet's head off.
Do you think the guy considers them his pets? They hunt, too. They just don't want to risk having anyone shooting the big buck that roams from farm to farm.

Seriously....there isn't any peta-type folks in my county. We actually know where our food comes from and we are ok with having to kill an animal in order to eat. Some guys hunt for antlers.....I personally hunt for meat. I have exactly 1 pound of hamburger left in my freezer. I was REALLY hoping to get that deer, and was looking forward to deer heart and liver for dinner.

Last edited by Vizio; 09-03-2014 at 11:12 AM..
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