Driftwood Outdoors: A sense of responsibility
Hunters and poachers are not the same
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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.
It’s so important for hunters to separate themselves from ....