Hunter Reportedly Mistakes $15,000 Horse for Deer, Shoots it Dead - Wide Open Spaces
I just talked to someone in North Dakota about a new hunting opportunity.
Eventually, conversation came around to the proliferation of leases in a state that, for 100 years, was completely ANTI “lease” or “trespass fee.”
This native ND-an then let me know all of the things that had happened on their family’s two farms.
-a prize Bull was shot in the paddock by an errant shot at a deer.
-a group of hunters used their roadside-visible ravine as their personal garbage dump site.
-a horse was shot and left dead in the field.
-the only time this individual could remember as a youth that game and fish came to their farm, they wrote tickets to the same group for over limit on ducks, over limit on geese, littering, possession of 7 hen pheasants (which they thought were sharp tails), and unplugged guns while hunting migratory game birds.
I couldn’t believe anyone would shoot a horse or bull by mistake, but a quick internet search proved that was not the case.
We have a hard enough time finding places to hunt without knuckleheads like these making it harder.
I’ve gotten permission to hunt on places simply by picking up trash I saw by the road.
I pick up every empty shotgun shell I can find- including those of others.
We all need to do better.
"There are many people who go hunting. I am a HUNTER."