This story is a little off topic but it will make you feel good. About two years ago, I took my daughter to Bass Pro Shop for her hunter safety course and the DNR from Illinois came and spent a 1/2-hour just on the topic of hunters’ rights. This included animal rights groups, harassment, and your rights as a hunter. Then he talked about how to gracefully get away from the harassing group or person and document the assault so DNR and Police can take action. He made it quite clear that they have zero tolerance for harassment.
He went on to say that three hunters near the Wisconsin, Illinois border went hunting for waterfowl and an animal-rights activist flying an ultra-light airplane was harassing them. The three men took photos and documented what happened and call the DNR, the DNR gave them this cell phone number and said if you see him tomorrow give me a call. The next day the ultra-light airplane was their buzzing them. The DNR came out to see what was happing and said he will take care of this. The end result was over $10,000 dollars in fines the ultra-light airplane was confiscated and sold an auction. This animal-rights activist did have a history of harassing so DNR, FAA and Police went for maximum punishment in this case.
We do have some rights.
[ This Message was edited by: orp0741 on 2002-10-11 19:20 ]
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