Driftwood Outdoors: A sense of responsibility

Hunters and poachers are not the same

(From left) Brandon Butler, Jimmy Rowan and Tom Butler display a recent deer legally taken.

(From left) Brandon Butler, Jimmy Rowan and Tom Butler display a recent deer legally taken.

A letter to the editor of a newspaper I had picked up made my temperature rise quite bit.

It was from a local reader who was upset about the illegal dumping of deer carcasses in a creek. I was taken back when I read the deer were most likely being killed out of season by “hunters.” It infuriates me when the term “hunter” is used to describe anyone who kills a wild animal.

If someone is breaking the law, and killing animals out of season, or they are not following limits or regulations, then they are not hunters. They are poachers.

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