Naw, Maynard, he's talking AT me. I stand by what I said. I'm not going to change his mind and he certainly won't change mine.
Andy, I'm sorry you and your friends are afraid to venture about during rifle season but your anger and aprehension is misplaced. Maybe you'll be safer in the city---now that Kansans have regained the right to carry concealed weapons. Pretty hard to hide a rifle. The only firearm that has ever injured me was a shotgun pointed at me by a pheasant hunter.
By the way, I never have considered killing anything a "sport". Your comment about a "damn deer" says quite a bit about your own personal ethics. I never shoot at anything that is further away than what I feel is a competent distance. I zero my rifle 3" high at 100 yards. Under most conditons this allows accuracy out to 400 yards. I gauge the distance with either a milldot scope or a laser rangefinder.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to walk from your home to your hunting grounds than good for you. Most of us use a vehicle to get from point "A" to point "B". Unlike some of the "hunters" that you are in fear of, I do not shoot from a vehicle.
Actually, I wonder if anyone has statistics on nationwide HUNTING firearm related injuries and deaths comparing shotguns/rifles/muzzleloaders...? I'll bet a buffalo chip that shotguns lead the pack.