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This is the first I've heard of this and I'm absolutely in favor of it. It makes me sick to be in a pristine mountain area and see candy bar wrappers and beer bottles that were obviously left behind by hunters. I'm not a tree-hugger sort by any stretch, but actually, it makes me ashamed. If a person does not think enough of the woods to take care of them for his/her part then I think that person has no business being there.

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I agree. For some reason, one of my pet peeves is finding a fire pit that someone else built and then they tossed a bunch of non-flammable stuff into it: scorched cans, bottles, aluminum foil, and crap like that. It also seems logical to me that, if they don't have any respect for the forest, they probably don't have any respect for the wildlife that lives there, either. One thing I can't abide are hunters who have no respect for their prey.

Pack it in, pack it out! For God's sake!

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Sage of the Sage wrote:
I'm not a tree-hugger sort by any stretch, ...

Some of the worst offenders are tree-hugger-sorts ... people who preach environment, global warming, and the like, and then drive off to toss McDonalds wrappers out the window ... or pull over to open the door to toss out their beer can empties. Major disconnect.

I try to leave the envirnoment even better than I find it - when I'm out there.

But I'm a little bit leery of connecting littering to hunting license and tag issues. Is leaving a deer leg littering? Prosecute litterers for littering to the full extent of the littering laws(*). And if they break game laws, then prosecute to the extent of the game laws. A good conservation officer can probably sort it out - but a bad one could make a real mess of things.

*Or, ship them out of country to a place where torture is legal.

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Montana Hunters Risk Loss of Privileges for Littering
Sage of the Sage wrote:
This is the first I've heard of this and I'm absolutely in favor of it. It makes me sick to be in a pristine mountain area and see candy bar wrappers and beer bottles that were obviously left behind by hunters. I'm not a tree-hugger sort by any stretch, but actually, it makes me ashamed. If a person does not think enough of the woods to take care of them for his/her part then I think that person has no business being there.

amen to that

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