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Concern over hunter's lack of etiquette and respect for landownersPosted Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 8:38 AM
This comment came in on another blog post, but seemed to warrant more specific attention.
"I would like to comment on hunters and private property. While I know the laws states that property owners need to put up signs to tell hunters not to hunt on their land - I would like to say that anyone who is out wandering with a gun should be smart enough to know when they have gone onto land that does not belong to them.
They should have the decency to ask the property owner if it is OK to hunt their land. I may sound odd and be going out on a limb here but I am not comfortable with people wandering on MY property without my knowledge.
If they are not smart enough to know where their property lines are, and mine which are not even adjacent to theirs are how can they be considered safe with a gun? I do not think I should have to worry about me, my grandchildren or pets going out on MY land because hunters may be out there.
If they are not smart enough to know where their property lines are, or do not have the decency to ask before trespassing they should not be loose with guns unsupervised.
It is just not right that land owners should be afraid to wander their own land because hunters are so disrespectful as to think they have more rights to it than the owner does.
Maybe someone can help me understand the mentality behind the thought that hunters have the right to go around shooting guns where ever they choose. I am not some anti gun person, I am not against people owning guns, that is not the problem.
The problem is the total disregard, the total lack of respect many hunters have. I do not believe they are too ignorant to know when they're off their land. They can see when they aim at an animal if it is on land that the shooter does or does not own.
It is not the case of shooting the animal and it ran over to our property, they drive up and down the road looking for them , they are not neighbors , they are not welcome."
-- Posted by jstus on Tue, Nov 20, 2012, at 7:57 PM
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